Fermilab moderators 2019

Moderator Orientations last year:

CERN, 32-1-A24...Tuesday 5 March 2019...10:00-12:00 CET...https://indico.cern.ch/event/796348/.

FNAL, WH2SE (Comitium)...Thursday 7 March 2019...10:00-12:00 CT...https://indico.fnal.gov/event/19945/.



Fermilab Masterclass Moderation Schedule

Times are in U.S. Central Time. (Convert to your time zone.) This schedule is subject to change.

Date/time CT Institutes Measurement Indico page Moderator(s) Staff Location
Sat 09 Mar/14:00 Medellin, Queretaro, Williamsburg CMS CMS-VC01 Dittmer, Proudfoot, Malik Cecire WH2NW - Black Hole
Sat 09 Mar/15:00 Santa Cruz, Stillwater A ATLAS ATLAS-VC1 Chakraboty, Proudfoot Cecire WH2NW - Black Hole
Tue 12 Mar/21:00 Mexico City, Mostar, Qingdao CMS CMS-VC02 Hall, Suarez Glover WH2NW - Black Hole
Thu 14 Mar/11:45 Rochester, Syracuse MINERvA   Fine, Diaz, Oiivier Cecire ROC West
Fri 15 Mar/15:00 DeKalb, Junin de los Andes, Notre Dame ATLAS ATLAS-VC2 Kirby Glover WH2NW - Black Hole
Sat 16 Mar/15:00 Puebla CMS CMS-VC03 Gleyzer, Junk Glover WH10NW - West Wing
Sat 16 Mar/20:00 Auckland, Honolulu CMS CMS-VC04 Junk, Norrick Glover WH10NW - West Wing
Tue 19 Mar/10:30 M'Sila, WLafayette...univ students only CMS CMS-VC05 Junk, Yu Wegner WH8XO - Hornets Nest
Fri 22 Mar/10:00 Zurich, Quincy CMS CMS-VC06 Junk Cecire WH7XO - Race Track
Fri 22 Mar/21:00 Colima, Shanghai A, Hanoi CMS CMS-VC07 Karmgard Cecire WH2NW - Black Hole
Sat 23 Mar/10:00 Antwerp, Brussels, Benha CMS CMS-VC08 Yu Cecire WH2NW - Black Hole
Sat 23 Mar/14:00 Boston, Baltimore, Houston CMS CMS-VC09 Yu Cecire WH2NW - Black Hole
Tue 26 Mar 14:30 Stillwater B ATLAS ATLAS-VC4 Adelman, Chakraboty Wood WH7XO - Bullpen
Tue 26 Mar/20:00 Honjo, Shanghai B ATLAS ATLAS-VC5 Norrick, Pasero Glover WH2NE - Snake Pit
Fri 29 Mar 15:00 Barranquilla, Lead MINERvA VC-2 Fine, Diaz, Oiivier Wood ROC West
Fri 29 Mar 21:00 Qingdao MINERvA VC-2 Fine, Diaz, Oiivier Wood ROC West
Sat 30 Mar/15:00 Buffalo, Quito, Hermosillo CMS CMS-VC10 Suarez, Martinez Wood WH2NE - Snake Pit
Tue 02 Apr/19:00 Forest Grove - univ students only CMS CMS-VC11 Malik, Martinez Cecire WH3NE - Conjectorium
Fri 05 Apr/14:00 Manhattan KS CMS CMS-VC12 Parashar, Dolen Cecire WH3SE - Virtual Reality
Sat 06 Apr/14:00 Fairfax, Mayaguez, Knoxville MINERvA VC-3 Fine, Diaz, Oiivier Cecire ROC West
Sat 06 Apr/15:00 Hammond, Seattle CMS CMS-VC13 Albrow Cecire WH2NE - Snake Pit
Sat 06 Apr/16:00 Minneapolis, Fort Collins MINERvA VC-3 Fine, Diaz, Oiivier Cecire ROC West
Tue 09 Apr/15:00 Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro CMS CMS-VC14 Adelman, Parashar Wegner WH2NE - Snake Pit
Thu 11 Apr/09:00 Valencia MINERvA VC-4 Fine, Diaz, Oiivier Cecire ROC West
Thu 11 Apr/15:00 Batavia MINERvA VC-4 Fine, Diaz, Oiivier Cecire ROC West
Sat 13 Apr/15:00 Stillwater C, Durham ATLAS ATLAS-VC6 Proudfoot Gatz WH2NE - Snake Pit
Fri 03 May/14:00

Santiago (PUCC), La Plata (UNLP), Barranquiila (UAN), Sta Rosa de Calamuchita

ATLAS ATLAS-VC7 Alonso, Gerber, Martinez Cecire WH2NE and CERN
Fri 17 May/14:00

Valparaiso (UTFSM), Merida (ULA), Buenos Aires (UBA), Bucaramanga (UIS), Lima (UNMSM)

ATLAS ATLAS-VC8 Alconada Cecire CERN



Access to student results:

ATLAS Z-path CMS WZH-path
OPloT (login/pwd needed) CIMA-Student (open) CIMA-Admin (login/pwd needed)


Basic Videconference Plan

Times and number of Institutes will vary. Revision anticipated by end of Feb 2017.

Time from start Item Remarks
-00:15 Moderators arrive; institutes log in test and establish video and audio connections
+00:00 Start introductions of moderators, institutes, map; warm-up questions
+00:05 Institute 1 results moderator presents; questions and comments
+00:10 Institute 2 results moderator presents; questions and comments
+00:15 Institute 3 results  moderator presents; questions and comments
+00:20 Combined results moderator presents; questions and comments
+00:25 Q&A moderators take questions from students
+00:40 Videoconference ends time varies


Suggestions on how to be an effective Masterclass moderator:
You might know most of this already...but we still need to remind ourselves. Please send in items to add to this list.

  • Speak clearly and succinctly
  • Show your sense of humor
  • Avoid too many explanations: draw ideas from students and then help them
  • When you do explain, keep it short and direct
  • Encourage students to speak up, give their views, and back them up
  • Mind the schedule
  • Be friendly
  • It is alright to disagree...with mentors, students, or each other
  • Let students get a feel for how you see data and analysis
  • Be familiar with the Masterclass measurement
  • Show your enthusiasm
  • Work as a team

Ask these questions of the students:

  • Where are the peaks in the Mass Histogram? What do they represent?
  • Where is Z boson in the plot? What are the other peaks, then?
  • Do you have possible Higgs events in your plot? Where? Can we claim discovery?
  • (CMS only) What do you expect the ratio of electron events to muon events to be? Is your result consistent with this?
  • (CMS only) What is the ratio of W+ to W- bosons? What does this ratio tell us about protons?


Good advice with a CERN slant:


ContactKen Cecire


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