Fermilab moderators 2020

Moderator Orientations:

CERN, 40-S2-C01 (Salle Curie)...Thu 20 Feb...time 12:00-14:00 CET (CERN time)...https://indico.cern.ch/event/882172/.

FNAL, Bungalow (map)...Wed 04 Mar...13:00-15:00 CT (Fernilab time)...indico page 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 revision with new registrations.

Please note several cancelations, indicated by strikethrough.  Most are due to COVID-19.

Date/time CT Institutes Measurement Indico page Moderator(s) Staff Location
Thu 12 Mar/09:30 Benha, Santiago de Campostela, Tbilisi CMS   Albrow Glover  
Thu 12 Mar/10:30 Rochester-Canandaiuga MINERvA   Fine Cecire  
Thu 12 Mar/15:00 DeKalb, Notre Dame ATLAS   Dittmer Glover  
Thu 12 Mar/21:00 Tijuana CMS   Yu Gatz*  
Fri 13 Mar/21:00 Hanoi CMS   Yu Cecire videoconference canceled
Sat 14 Mar/10:00 Beja, Covilha, Faro, Heraklion ATLAS   Adelman, Damora Cecire videoconference canceled
Sat 14 Mar/14:00 Hermosillo, Medellin CMS   Gerber Cecire  
Sat 14 Mar/21:30 Punahou, Singapore, Zhongli CMS   Dann Cecire  
Wed 18 Mar/09:00 Benha, Notre Dame CMS   Hall Glover* videoconference canceled
Thu 19 Mar/07:30 Winamac CMS     Cecire  
Thu 19 Mar/10:00 Abingdon, Genoa, Manchester MINERvA   Olivier Cecire videoconference canceled
Thu 19 Mar/15:00 Puebla, West Lafayette CMS   Elvira Cecire  
Fri 20 Mar/10:00 Batumi, Catania CMS   Suarez Glover* videoconference canceled
Fri 20 Mar/21:00 Hong Kong, Shanghai ATLAS/CMS   Malik* Wegner* videoconference canceled
Sat 21 Mar/10:00 Warsaw CMS   Dittmer* Cecire videoconference canceled
Sat 21 Mar/14:00 Mayag├╝ez MINERvA   Junk Cecire videoconference canceled
Sat 21 Mar/15:00 Baltimore, Fairfax CMS   Dann Cecire videoconference canceled
Wed 25 Mar/09:00 Benha ATLAS   Proudfoot Cecire videoconference canceled
Thu 26 Mar/13:00 Barranquilla, Batavia, Blacksburg MINERvA   Fine Cecire note time change and more institutes
Fri 27 Mar/14:00 ManhattanKS, Mexico City CMS   Maeshima Wood  
Sat 28 Mar/14:00 Boston, Houston, Williamsburg CMS   Albrow Wood  
Sat 28 Mar/15:00 Durham, Ft. Collins, Stillwater ATLAS   Damora Wood  
Thu 02 Apr/10:00 Amman, Genoa, Valencia, Manchester MINERvA   Olivier Cecire*  
Thu 02 Apr/11:00 Junin de los Andes CMS   Suarez Cecire*  
Thu 02 Apr/15:00 Stillwater ATLAS   Dittmer* Glover*  
Thu 02 Apr/15:00 Lead, New York, Notre Dame, Salt Lake MINERvA   Fine Wood*  
Fri 03 Apr/14:00 Chicago CMS   Dolen* Wood* videoconference canceled
Sat 04 Apr/14:00 Buffalo, Caucasia, Houston, Quito CMS   Dittmer* Cecire  
Sat 04 Apr/15:00 Minneapolis, Piscataway, Westerville MINERvA   Olivier Cecire  
Sat 04 Apr/16:00 Berkeley, Santa Cruz, Stillwater ATLAS   Norberg Cecire  
Sat 04 Apr/21:00 Hammond CMS   Maeshima Cecire videoconference canceled
Thu 09 Apr/15:00 Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro CMS   Dolen Cecire  

*indicates remote connection, not at Fermilab.

Access to student results:

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


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?