Agenda for CMS E-Lab [email protected] Univ. of Iowa, July 9 and 10

July 9-10, 2018

Van Allen Hall



Participating teachers 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.


Monday July 9

8:30  Welcome, Intro paperwork

9:00  Objectives, Introductions

9:30  Data Portfolio Activity



10:15 break

10:30 Activity (we will work on one of the following)

11:30 Reflection on Activities

          How could these activities fit in my classroom?

          What standards can these activities satisfy for my students?

12:00  Lunch

13:00 Introduction 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

14:30 break

14:45  CMS e-Lab work time

           Brainstorm topics for research

           Analyze data

           Build poster (start today--finish tomorrow)

16:00  Reflections


contact information


Marla Glover--[email protected]

Tuesday July 10

8:30  Welcome, Morning Discussion

        Plan for Today

8:45  Q & A Session - Poster topics

9: 45  CMS e-Lab work time

12:00  Lunch

13:00  Poster presentations

14: 30 break

14:45  Implementation Discussion

15:30    Workshop Survey

16:00 Reflections