Student abstract information for HS internships at WIPAC/UW–Madison

Vetal, a multimessenger online analysis tool

Haley James and Elsa Forberger (West High School), Blake Gallay (Middleton High School)

Amanda Nothem (Whitnall HS)

Josh Wood and Sílvia Bravo (WIPAC)

The purpose of our research was to develop an online tool to analyze pubic data sets from IceCube and FermiLAT. The goal was to facilitate multimessenger astronomy analyses targeting both scientists and amateur researchers.

UW–Madison QuarkNet Center 2016-2017 Annual Report

QuarkNet efforts at UW–Madison are led by the Wisconsin IceCube Astrophysics Center (WIPAC). Prof. Justin Vandenbroucke (co-PI) and Dr. Sílvia Bravo (co-PI) work together with several researchers from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, the Distributed Electronic Cosmic-ray Observatory (DECO), and the desktop muon detector CosmicWatch.

The QuarkNet program @ WIPAC included three activities this year.

University of Kansas Annual Report 2017

UC QuarkNet Annual Report 2017

Neutrino Oscillations at NOVA

Seamus Sweeney Saint Henry District High School

Katheryn Slattery Oak Hills HS

Dr Alex Sousa Mentor

LHCb Analysis of Xi - → Lambda + Pi- + Pr channe

Alexandra Raborn Anderson High School

Will Beckes Summit Country Day School

Dr. Mike Sokoloff Mentor


Report of QuarkNet Activities at UIC during 2016-2017

The Catholic University of America Annual Report 2017

Rice University QuarkNet Center Annual Report

Rochester QuarkNet/CMS Masterclass 2017 Report

On April 7, 2017, the University of Rochester Department of Physics and Astronomy hosted a CMS masterclass that was attended by approximately 40 high-school students from Canandaigua and Gates-Chilli, NY. The host was Prof. Garcia-Bellido who gave an introductory talk on particle physics, the LHC, CMS, and the masterclass objectives of identifying events originating from W, Z, or Higgs boson production.