Notre Dame CMS Masterclass 2014
Welcome students and teachers!
This page will serve as your guide to the CMS Masterclass at Notre Dame. Please check it regularly, as it will be updated in the coming weeks.
Step 1: Preparation
|You will have chances to prepare at school and at home for the masterclass. In school, you may do two or more of the following exercises:
Here are two web sites you can study at home that will help you prepare:
Rolling with Rutherford data table from Riley High School.
Rolling with Rutherford histogram from Science Alive.
Step 2: Begin
We will hold a session from about 9 am to 3 pm as part of the science education forum at Notre Dame on March 1. (Snacks and lunch provided!) Here is what we plan:
- Presentation and practice to analyze actual CMS data yourself
- lunch with physicists
- Tour of Notre Dame particle accelerators (tentative)
- Digital Visualization Theatre show on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (tentative)
The Forum will be held in Jordan Hall at the University of Notre Dame. Register here!
arrive, light breakfast (Jordan lobby)
overview of CMS and masterclass (Jordan 411)
tour of ND accelerators (Niieuwland)
how to analyze CMS data (Jordan 411)
lunch (Jordan lobby)
data analysis assignments and practice (Jordan 411)
DVT show (Jordan DVT)
end of day
Watch this space for more details!
Step 3: Analyze Data at Home
After Step 2, you will have what you need to analyze the data online from home. You can do a little every day or get it all done in one sitting: you have 100 CMS events to analyze before March 20.
- CMS masterclass website, http://cms.physicsmasterclasses.org/cms.html
- Google spreadsheet, http://tinyurl.com/mcband14
- Cheat sheet, http://tinyurl.com/cmshelp14 .
Step 4: Videoconference
On Thursday March 20, you are invited to the Notre Dame QuarkNet Center to finsh your masterclass project. Here is your tentative agenda:
09:30 am arrive, eat doughnuts, chat
10:00 am discuss your overall results with a Notre Dame particle physicist (spreadsheet)
11:00 am videoconference with masterclass students at Biblioteca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypyt (indico page)
12:00 pm all done!
Who ya gonna call? Contacts: