Review: Intro to Standard Model and LHC

Foundational Question: What is the Standard Model?

Describe the Standard Model in brief, simple terms.

Resources: 

Supplementary Activity: Describe the Standard Model through graphs.

Make plots of 

A. Masses of fundamental particles as a function of year of discovery. 

B. Masses of fundamental particles as a function of their lifetimes.

Resources:

Group Questions:

  1. Describe the difference between a lepton collider (like LEP) and a hadron collider (like the LHC).
  2. Describe how particles are accelerated in an accelerator.
  3. Describe the design of a particle detector (like DELPHI or CMS) in a collider experiment.

Resources from CERN:

More Resources:

 

Hoiw to Report

Each group has a public Google slides presentation:

  1. Group 1
  2. Group 2
  3. Group 3
Groups audience: