A virtual tour inside CMS experiment

The Hubert Curien Pluridisciplinary Institute proposes an application to dive into the earth of the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) detector, one of the two detectors that discovered the Higgs boson discovery in 2012.

The application is available for three type of devices and, here below, you will find download links together with some informations and advises about the material to use for each type.

▪️ Virtual Reality Helmet (HTCVIVE, RIFT, RIFT-S) under Windows 10

▪️ Windows

▪️ Apple

  • Installation
    • Unzip the file in a directory
    • Open the directory of the unzipped file
    • Start the application
      • Your Mac will probably not allow the application as it is not yet certified. It will ask to put it in the trash or cancel. Click on Cancel.
      • Now, you have to change you Mac permissions by going to general panel of Security & Privacy preferences. In that panel, click on “open anyway”. The application will automatically start.
  • Short presentation: https://gitlab.in2p3.fr/jerome.hosselet/depotsvrcms/-/blob/master/DOC/FR_USER_MANUAL-VR-MAC-WIN.pdf
  • Configuration testée :
    • MacBook-Pro (mid 2014)
      • CPU: Quad-Core intel Core i7 2.2 Ghz
      • GPU: Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB
      • RAM: 16 Gb
    • MacBook-Pro 15” (2018)
      • CPU: 2,6 GHz Intel Core i7 6 cores
      • GPU: Radeon Pro 560X 4 Go intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 Mo
      • RAM: 16 Gb
    • MacBook-Air (NOT supported)

Software development: Jérôme Hosselet (jerome.hosselet@iphc.cnrs.fr)

Team: D . Bloch, L. Gross, J. Hosselet et P. Van Hove

Acknowledgements: The development of the application would not have been possible without the help from Tom McCauley (University of Notre Dame) for the iSpy software and without the drawing of the CMS cave produced for the CMS safety group by Lukas Ausserladscheider and provided to us by Alberto Zambotti (CERN).