Friday Flyer - November 10, 2017

Spotlight on International Cosmic Day (ICD)
ICD is a day in which students worldwide do cosmic ray experiments, report results, and confer with colleagues. This year, the date is November 30. You and your students can be involved. As ICD Director Carolin Schwerdt, DESY Zeuthen and Netzwerk Teilchenwelt in Germany says: "It's great to see so many young people work on a physics topic, perform an experiment, and talk about it at International Cosmic Day. Within a day, they learn to work as in an international research group. Last year, more than 1,100 young people took part in 45 groups in 16 countries." It is not too late to join. Register at the ICD website.

Map shows ICD sites as of yesterday, November 9, 2017.


News from QuarkNet Central
Registration for International Masterclasses continues through November 20. Leaders should sign up for slot(s) for ATLAS Masterclass and CMS Masterclass videoconferences from Fermilab as soon as possible. For CERN videoconferences, new slots have opened in their schedule; Details are in the latest circular, which came out today. After November 20, registration is by e-mail to Ken  for Fermilab and Uta Bilow for CERN. 

World Wide Data Day 2017 is Tuesday, November 14. Some groups still need Vidyo tests and should contact Ken right away. Read the Memo! Look for tweets, #LHCIMC and #W2D2_17, the day of and results shortly after!

Don't forget the LIGO 2018 International Teacher Program; the application and more information can be found here

symmetry reports October 31 was a successful Dark Matter Day (first ever!).


QuarkNet Nuts and Bolts
The QuarkNet site has a new button and dropdown for e-Labs with an nformative About page. That, in turn, has a link to a new form for requesting an e-Lab account. The link will soon be on the e-Labs as well.




Physics Experiment Roundup
International Linear Collider is a step closer to reality with the positive recommendation from the International Council on Future Accelerators. Read about in in Interactions, which also reports that the search for dark photons has narrowed.

The CERN Bulletin reports the Large Hadron Collider has been reaching its luminosity targets. The goals are high and, so far, the LHC is performing like a champ.


We look at a little history. Marie Curie would have turned 150 this past week. CERN reminds us that her work and legacy are still very much alive. And Fermilab, forever young, had many November milestones since inception. In the present, CERN works on applications for cancer treatment in less-developed regions.



Just for Fun
We catch it on video this week with a new twist on the particle zoo at DZero (catch the pun in the video title?) and, maybe, research on Schrödinger's cat (apologies to fictional archaeologists everywhere).




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