2017 CMS e-Lab Workshop @ OU

July 12-14, 2017
Nielsen Hall Room 203


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 12

09:00     Morning Activities

12:00     LUNCH

CMS e-Lab Workshop Begins - After lunch

13:00     CMS e-Lab registration
                 (If you have not done so already)
                 > QuarkNet accounts 
                    (you need 2 kinds)

                 > Update profile on QN site
                 > QuarkNet updates

13:30     CMS e-Lab worksop:
                 Overview/Data Porfolio

13:45     Data Portfolio Activity: 
                > Particle Cards (new; not yet in DP)

14:30     Level 1 Data Portfolio Activity:
                 > Rolling with Rutherford - with a twist!

15:30     BREAK

15:40     Level 1 Data Portfolio Activity:
                 > Mass of Pennies
                > Spreadsheet for data
                > Shodor histogram maker

16:10     Reflection and
              End of Day Discussion

16:30     End of Day


Friday July 14

09:00     Morning Discussion,
              Plan for Today;
              Finish Posters

11:00    Poster Presentations (begin)

12:00     LUNCH

13:00     Poster Presentations (finish)

14:00     Using e-Lab teacher pages
                 > Creating student groups
                 > Edit group settings
                 > Usernames and passwords

14:30     Implementation Discussion

15:30     CMS e-Lab Workshop evaluation


Thursday July 13

09:00     Morning Discussion,
              Plan for Today

09:15     Level 1 Data Portfolio Activity:
                 > Mass of top quark
                 > Z mass (review results)
                 > Review units in particle physics

10:45     BREAK

11:00     Level 2 Data Portfolio Activity:
                 > CMS Data Express

12:00     LUNCH

13:00     Introducation to CMS e-Lab

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

14:00     Research/poster work time
              (in pairs) using CMS e-Lab

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

16:30     End of Day