Online Resources

General Information
Discovering New Physics - Fermilab: where physicists unravel the mysteries of the universe

Electromagnetic Simulation: Charged Particle Motion in E/M Field (by Fu-Kwun Hwang, National Taiwan Normal University)

Fermilabyrinth - Online versions of exhibits at the Lederman Science Center

International Particle Physics Outreach Group (from CERN)

Fermilab Homepage - Links to general information, experiments and projects (Fermilab at Work), particle physics (inquiring minds), resources for students (education) and more

High-Energy Physics Acronyms - (from Fermilab)

The Particle Adventure - A simple, thorough explanation of the world of particle physics. If you haven't yet gone through this Website, get to it!

Particle Detector BriefBook - Encyclopedic form of words associated with particle physics; also published as a book

Searching for the Building Blocks of Matter - Overview of how the work of experimental particle physicists put the Standard Model together, piece by piece (from Fermilab)

Smallest Particles, Biggest Machine - Series of slides for students (from Royal Holloway University of London)



About the LHC - introduction to the LHC on the US/LHC website

Anatomy of the LHC - information on the LHC and its detectors from US/LHC for Teachers and Students

CERN in 3 Minutes - an introduction to CERN

How an accelerator works - a CERN site providing background on accelerators

Large Hadron Rap - Rappin' about CERN's Large Hadron Collider

LHC Live - the status of the LHC

SLAC's Virtual Visitor Center - Accelerator - Description of how some accelerators and detectors work

Tevatron - Fermilab's collider until September 2011

What is the ILC - International Linear Collider, a proposed collider and Gateway to the Quantum Universe



Anatomy of a Detector - Virtual reality tool shows different parts of the CDF detector and how they are used to display the debris from a collision. (Joe Boudreau, a physicist in the CDF collaboration)

ATLAS Boogie - The "Canettes Blues Band" performs an original piece about the ATLAS experiment

ATLAS and CMS Experiment Public Pages - Artists' sketches; movie, photos, descriptions of how different particles are detected and more.

ATLAS Masterclass - Participate in the analysis of events from the ATLAS detector at the LHC

BaBar Particle Physics Teaching Package - A tutorial on relativity and particles with events to analyze

Bubble Chamber - An interactive tutorial to identify particles in old bubble chamber photos

Discovery of the Positron - (first evidence of antimatter) and How to Build a Cloud Chamber - Directions

CMS Masterclass - Participate in the analysis of events from the CMS detector at the LHC

Fermilab Detectors: CDF Public Page - DZero Public Page

History of Detectors - the link downloads a powerpoint presented by Dave Nygren of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Nygren spoke at the 2012 EDIT conference at Fermilab.

LHC Decoded - good diagrams showing the LHC detectors and the event displays associated with them.

Use OnScreen Particle Physics software to experiment with particles. Watch the trajectories change when you adjust the magnetic field.

Photomultiplier Tube Tutorial - Goes through the multiplication effect in PMTs (based on work by a QuarkNet teacher) For Teachers - For Students

Transverse Slice of the CMS Detector - activity showing how various particles interact with the detector


Energy-Momentum Relationship

Einstein on E = mc2 - Einstein explains the equivalence of rnergy and matter

Energy-Momentum Formula - A form of the relationship between E, P and M (though not exactly the way a particle physicist would normally write it) as well as general arguments (from Physics 252 by Michael Fowler, University of Virginia)

Mass and Energy - The relationship between mass and energy from relativity and with some of the mathematics (from Physics 252 by Michael Fowler, University of Virginia)

Pennies! - Graphs Reveal the Structure of Matter - An application of mass reconstruction to everyday items (by Frank Lipinski, Fermilab Fellowship and QuarkNet Teacher)


Event Pictures

ATLAS Live Event Display - snapshot of a collision directly from the ATLAS detector

CMS 3-D Display - events from the CMS Detector for students to manipulate

Identifying Interesting Particle Physics Events at LEP - Tutorial and challenge on each type of event; can do statistics of ratios of types of events on 1000 events (OPAL events by Terry Wyatt, CERN)



ATLAS H → γγ plot animated - Watch the Higgs signal build as diphoton data goes into the plot

ATLAS H → ZZ plot animated - Watch the Higgs signal build as 4-lepton (from ZZ*) data goes into the plot

CMS March 30, 2010 Event Animation - High-energy collisions at 7 TeV recorded in the CMS detector at CERN


Special Relativity

Assess Your STR Knowledge - Review questions and problems

Time Dilation: An Experiement with Mu Mesons - a video so old that muons are called "mu mesons" that nevertheless shows very well how special relativity affects the flux of cosmic rays on earth

On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies - Einstein's original paper on STR in English translation (Go get 'em, tiger!)

Special Relativity Equations - "Formula sheet" of some of the more important equations of relativity


Standard Model

Fermilab Inquiring Minds - explores a series of questions, such as "What is the world made of?"

The Higgs Boson - from the Exploratorium

PDG Live - Interactive access to the Particle Data Book

The Official String Theory Web Site - Perhaps the most promising theoretical framework we have for understanding why matter behaves as it does. Find out more here.

The Standard Model Chart - An excellent visual summary of the Standard Model

What's a Neutrino? - Explanation of neutrinos and a brief history of neutrino physics from Pauli's original hypothesis in 1931 to the present (University of California, Irvine)


Higgs Boson - CERN brief on the Higgs

When was the Higgs actually discovered? - follow the story in symmetry

The Moment - short video of Higgs boson discovery announcement at CERN

The Higgs Boson Explained - good review video about the Higgs search by PhD Comics