The CREDO project working in collaboration with partners across the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Solvakia have been awarded a grant by the Visegrad Fund to undertake an ambitious science and educational program over the next year.

This program aims to address two fundamental issues in modern science in the V4 region though an innovative professional/public collaboration. The CREDO project recognises that there is;

a) a need for improving the science skills of citizens in the V4 region at all ages and

b) an improvement in the environment for joint scientific research projects throughout the region and beyond.

For the purpose of this program the CREDO project will use the hunt for particle cascades from deep space as a vehicle for a unique ‘bottom-up’ approach to scientific research. Engaging the non-specialist public of all ages across the V4 as ‘citizen scientists’ offers an opportunity for lifelong learning for individuals as well as cooperation and the sharing of common educational tools amongst institutions.

The discoveries of these citizen scientists will feed directly into a pioneering new area of scientific research. The detection (or non-detection) of such particle cascades promises to open up a new method for exploring our universe. The opportunities this would create for cross-disciplinary researcher are significant and beneficial for individuals, networks of institutions and the V4 region as a whole.

The CREDO partners for this program are:

  • Czech Technical University in Prague, Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Republic
  • The Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

  • Faculty of Mathematics Physics and Informatics Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia

This CREDO program is generously financed by: Visegrad Fund under grant number 21720040