Imaging the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore using cosmic rays

@article{Guardincerri2018ImagingTD,
  title={Imaging the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore using cosmic rays},
  author={Elena Guardincerri and Jeffrey D. Bacon and Nuno Barros and Carlo Blasi and L. Bonechi and A. Chen and Raffaello D’Alessandro and J. Matthew Durham and M. Fine and Christopher Michael Mauger and G. M. Mayers and Christopher L. Morris and F. M. Newcomer and John S. Okasinski and T Pizzico and K. Plaud-Ramos and Daniel Poulson and M. B. Reilly and A. Roberts and Talebiyan Saeid and V. Vaccaro and Richard Van Berg},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A},
  year={2018},
  volume={377}
}
The dome of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence Cathedral, was built between 1420 and 1436 by architect Filippo Brunelleschi and it is now cracking under its own weight. Engineering efforts are under way to model the dome's structure and reinforce it against further deterioration. According to some scholars, Brunelleschi might have built reinforcement structures into the dome itself; however, the only known reinforcement is a wood chain 7.75 m above the springing of the Cupola. Multiple scattering… 
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