Belle II in VR is a virtual reality (VR) model of the Belle II experiment at the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) laboratory in Japan. The experiment is designed to study the properties of quarks and leptons, the fundamental building blocks of matter.
The VR model allows users to explore the Belle II detector in real-time, as well as watch and control the simulation of each collision event in which an electron and its antimatter counterpart collide and morph into other forms of subatomic matter that move through the Belle II apparatus.
The VR model was created by a team of physicists at KEK and Virginia Tech. It is available for free on Steam and the Oculus Store.
Here are some of the features of Belle II in VR:
- Realistic 3D model of the Belle II detector: The VR model is a highly realistic 3D model of the Belle II detector, complete with all of the detector’s components.
- Interactive simulation of collision events: Users can watch and control the simulation of each collision event in real-time.
- Educational resources: The VR model includes a variety of educational resources, such as videos and articles, that explain the physics of the Belle II experiment.
If you are interested in learning more about physics or the Belle II experiment, then Belle II in VR is a great way to get started. The VR model is a fun and interactive way to explore the subatomic world and learn about the latest research in particle physics.
Here are some of the system requirements for Belle II in VR:
- Operating system: Windows 10, macOS, or Linux
- Processor: Intel or AMD
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: GPU with 2 GB VRAM
- Storage: 1 GB available space
- Sound Card: Any
If you have a VR headset, such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or Valve Index, you can use it to experience Belle II in VR. If you do not have a VR headset, you can still use the VR model on your computer screen.