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. This year's MasterClass will be held on Wednesday 1st April 2015.
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
- There is limited space, so please contact us to book for your school.
- Lunch will be provided by the University of Cape Town.
- Transportation to and from the university will be the responsibility of the school.
- The school must have a responsible person supervising their students on the day.
University of Cape Town, Upper Campus
RW James building, PHYLAB 1
Who to contact?
For more information or general enquires please contact any one of the organizers:
International Masterclasses is an initiative by the International Particle Physics Outreach Group, IPPOG.