CMS e-Lab workshop at Riverside



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.



Thursday July 27

09:00     Introductions and CMS e-Lab registration

09:30     Introduction to the CMS Experiment (Clare, Long)

10:30     Objectives/Overview/Data Porfolio

10:50     Break

11:00     Level 2 Data Portfolio Activity

12:00     Lunch

13:00     Reflection and discussion 

13:15     Level 2 Data Portfolio Activity:

14:00     Experiences teaching physics (Baker)

14:30     Introducation to CMS e-Lab

  • Explore the e-Lab: Project Map
  • Produce a mass plots for Z boson

15:15     Break

15:30     Plan CMS e-Lab project

  • Explore zooming, scaling, etc.
  • Produce a plot using correlated charts
  • Explore posters
  • Brainstorm topic for research

16:30     End of Day

Friday July 28

09:00     Morning Discussion,
              Plan for Today

09:15     Finalize research projects

10:00     Break

10:10     Work on projects; create posters

12:00     Lunch

13:00     Poster presentations

14:00     Using e-Lab teacher pages

  • Creating student groups
  • Edit group settings
  • Usernames and passwords

14:30     Break

14:45     Discussion and Implementation Plans

16:00     QuarkNet Teacher Surveys

16:30     End of Workshop