Boston Particle Physics Masterclass 2023
Just the Facts
What: QuarkNet's U.S. Particle Physics Masterclass!!!! A chance for you to experience first hand particle physics data directly from CERN!!! Funded in part by the National Science Foundation
When: Sat. 3/11 from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM (Doors open at 9:15 - See Schedule below)
Where: Northeastern University: 110 Forsyth St., Dana Research Center, 1st Floor Conference Room (see below)
Who: High school physics students throughout the region. In addition we will be video conferencing with students across the country and the world!
Cost: None but you may want to bring money to purchase lunch at the student center or bring a bag lunch.
What to Bring?
The most important things to bring are an enthusiastic attitude, a sense of curiosity, and an open mind!
In addition it is highly recommended (but not required) you bring a device that runs chrome or firefox. Chromebooks are fine. Tablets unfortunately are not recommended. And as mentioned above you should bring a lunch or money to purchase lunch at the student center.
How to Get There?
Best way to get there is via T to Ruggles Station. See below. (Orange Line)
If you have to drive, park at Renaissance Parking Garage at 1135 Tremont St. Parking is about $20 for the entire day. When you exit the garage enter the Ruggles Station and follow the map below.
Schedule for Boston 2023
9:15 Doors Open: Welcome/Registration
Cloud Chamber and Electron in B-Field Demonstration
9:45 Ice Breaker Activity (Official Start)
10:00 Mentor Presentation on Particle Physics & Discussion
11:00 Introduction to Data Analysis
11:30 Begin Data Analysis
12:00 Lunch with a Physicist
14:00 Continue with Data Analysis Activity
15:30 Pre-conference: Mentor and teacher lead discussion of meaning of data
16:00 Video Conference with Williamsburg and Houston moderated by Fermilab
16:30 Sum-Up and Evaluation