2017 CMS e-Lab Workshop @ FSU

July 26-28, 2017


Participating teaches will be able to:

  • Identify particles colliding and emerging from collisions at the LHC from CMS data.
  • Interpret the physical meaning of plots created from CMS data in light of conservation rules (energy, momentum, charge).
  • Ask and answer questions about the physics of high energy collisions using CMS data. 

We will also provide opportunities to engage in critical dialogue among teaching colleagues about what they learn in the workshop.


Wednesday July 26

08:30     Formative Assessments, Brian

09:00     CMS Talk, Ted Kolberg

10:00     Video tracker lab, JaSun

11:00     CMS e-Lab registration, Shane
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11:30     LUNCH

13:00     CMS e-Lab worksop begins:
                 Overview/Data Porfolio

13:30     Data Portfolio Activity: 
                > Particle Cards (new; not yet in DP)

14:30     Level 1 Data Portfolio Activity:
                 > Mass of Pennies 
                > Spreadsheet

15:00     BREAK

15:15     Level 1 Data Portfolio Activity:
                 > Z mass

16:15     Reflection on Activities

16:30     End of Day Discussion



Friday July 28

08:30     Morning Discussion,
              Plan for Today

09:00     Poster Presentations

10:00     Implementation discussion

10:30     Implementation survey

11:00     CMS e-Lab Workshop evaluation;
              End of workshop

11:30     LUNCH

13:00     Solar Eclipse Information

14:00     Plans for 2017-18; 
              Layout web page;
              Set fall meeting date

14:30     End of week evaluation
              and paperwork

Thursday July 27

08:30     Morning Discussion,
              Plan for Today

09:00     Level 2 Data Portfolio Activity:
                 > CMS Data Express

09:30     Introducation to CMS e-Lab

  • Explore the e-Lab: quick tour
  • Produce mass plots for Z boson
    Explore zooming, scaling, etc.
  • Produce a plot using
    Correlated charts
  • Explore posters
  • Brainstorm topic for research

11:30     LUNCH

13:00     Research/poster work time
              (in pairs) using CMS e-Lab

16:00     End of Day Discussion; 
              Sign-up for Friday poster