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Masterclass in Particle Physics

Masterclass in Particle Physics

Screenshot of video conference at 2014 Masterclass

What is a MasterClass?

A MasterClass is a one-day-activity taking place at a university or research institute. Researchers invite high school students of age 15 - 19 years and let them be scientists for one day. The core activity is a measurement with real data from CERN, provided by the experiments ATLAS, CMS, and ALICE. The University of Cape Town hosts a MasterClass every year. Masterclasses are currently suspended due to Covid-19.

Schedule of the Day

  • 09h30 - 10h00 .......... Registration and Welcome
  • 10h00 - 12h00 .......... Presentations and Q&A sessions
  • Particle Physics in a Nutshell
  • The Large Hadron Collider and the ATLAS experiment at CERN
  • 12h00 - 13h00 .......... Lunch break
  • 13h00 - 13h45 .......... Introduction to measurement in particle physics
  • 13h45 - 15h15 .......... ATLAS data analysis in computer lab
  • 15h15 - 15h45 .......... Discussion of results and preparation for conference call with CERN
  • 16h00 - 17h00 .......... Video conference with CERN and international groups
  • Video-conference with universities and groups from Brazil, and France

 

Helpful links

International MasterClasses 2015
ALICE
ATLAS
CERN Education

International Masterclasses is an initiative by the International Particle Physics Outreach Group, IPPOG.