LHC World Wide Data Day 2017
14 November 2017
Small URL for this page: http://tiny.cc/w2d2-17.
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LHC World Wide Data Day is a 24-hour span, midnight-to-midnight UTC, in which students from around the world can analyze data from the Large Hadron Collider and share results via an ongoing, 24 hour videoconference with physicist moderators taking shifts in locations around the world.
Who is eligible:
LHC-W2D2 is open to groups of 4 or more high school students who have the aptitude and interest to analyze data from the Large Hadron Collider. We encourage but do not require each group to work with a sponsoring teacher. Groups of university undergraduate (or equivalent) students may also participate. It helps but is not required to have studied physics. To register, please go to the "Register" button at the top of this page.
On or before 14 November 2017, groups will meet to analyze data using one of the recommended measurements below. All analyzes will be of data from the Large Hadron Collider which has been released to the public. After data analysis, the group uploads their result at least 30 minutes before they connect at their pre-assigned time via Vidyo to their videoconference. Videoconferences are nominally 30 minutes long (but may take less time) and have up to 5 groups; each group has 3 minutes to present their results. If there is open time after the presentations and questions from the moderators, students may stay to chat with the moderators and each other.
Recommended LHC measurements:
- Intro slides
- Practice spreadsheet (sandbox)
- Tally sheet
- Results spreadsheet 2017 ← use this for W2D2-17 measurement!
- About detector geometry
- Teacher notes
Get the word out!
- Download the flyer for students.
- Visit @physicsIMC.
- Have students tweet W2D2 with hashtags #LHCIMC18 and #W2D2_17. You can too!
Messages for group leaders from W2D2 Coordination:
- Memo 0, 19 Oct 2017
- Memo 1, 27 Oct 2017
- Memo 2, 01 Nov 2017
- Memo 3, 02 Nov 2017
- Memo 4, 06 Nov 2017
- Memo 5, 12 Nov 2017