Cloud Chambers: Revealing Invisible Particles

Simone Lilavois
6 min readDec 29, 2021
Illustration of radioactive danger. Source: The Jakarta Post

When you hear the word radiation, you likely associate it with danger, or sickness and cancer, or even The Hulk. What’s not commonly known is that the discovery of radiation prompted the quantum physics revolution and transformed our understanding of the universe. Today, radiation is its own field of scientific research, which in its infancy allowed us to detect “background radiation.” In fact, it’s known today…

Simone Lilavois

Simone Lilavois is a NYC high school student passionate about understanding the nature of existence in relation to the Cosmos.