Session 3 Links, Materials, Assignment
Particle Physics at the Large Hadron Collider
July 15, 2020
7pm - 9pm Eastern time
Learning objectives: In this lecture, we will finish the history of the Standard Model and discuss how physicists use colliders to probe fundamental particles and discover new particles such as the Higgs boson.
Homework assignment (due July 15):
- Explore the CMS e-lab: https://www.i2u2.org/elab/cms/home/
- Click here for full instructions for the CMS assignment.
- If you don't have an account, or if you forgot your account information, please sign in as a guest.
- Make a Flip Grid video (approximately 3 minutes) describing one of the plots you made on the e-lab. Watch at least three other people’s videos describing what they did and be prepared to discuss.
Link here: https://flipgrid.com/8014a6c3 (password sent via email)
- Fill out the weekly course survey (link sent via email). Note that this step is required every week in order to self-report the number of hours spent so we can give you professional development credit. Please give me any feedback that would help make this course useful for you! I added a question this week if you have any favorite resources you want to share with others in the class.
The homework should take approximately one hour to complete.
- Additional discussion on the Heisenberg uncertainty activity (week 1 homework). Scroll to the end for additional links.
- QuarkNet activities using the D0 event displays, in case you want to use these in the future with your class:
- Two neutrino experiment
- Experimental discovery of the neutrino
- Article: https://www.radioactivity.eu.com/site/pages/Neutrino_Discovery.htm
- Discovery of the upsilon
- Feynman diagrams
- Many resources on CMS can be found on the e-Lab:
Videos, articles: https://www.i2u2.org/elab/cms/library/resources.jsp
- How to read CMS event displays
- The Higgs boson, explained