LHC, Neutrino, and LIGO goals and objectives, May 2017


Page updated August 2019.

Objectives for:



LHC fellows workshop goals, 20-21 May

In their breakout sessions, the LHC fellows will:

  • Create design specifications for enhanced version of CIMA and iSpy for the CMS masterclass.
  • Create speciofications for a neutrino data strand and a neutrino masterclass.
  • Create specifications for a LIGO data strand.
  • Make a plan to increase the number of International Masterclasses in the U.S., especially ATLAS.
  • Plan coverage of Data and e-Lab workshops for which the group is responsible.
  • Update workshop plans and templates, with special emphasis on the CMS e-Lab. - temp URL https://i2u2-dev.crc.nd.edu/elab/cms/
  • Start on Level 4 for CMS.



Data Workshop objectives

Participating teachers will be able to:

  • Apply classical physics principles to reduce or explain the observations in data investigations
  • Identify and describe ways that data are organized for determining any patterns that may exist in the data.
  • Create, organize and interpret data plots; make claims based on evidence and provide explanations; identify data limitations.
  • Develop a plan for taking students from their current level of data use to subsequent levels using activities and/or ideas from the workshop.



CMS e-Lab Workshop objectives

Participating teaches 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.