Reflections on CMS Data Workshop at Rutgers 7/8-7/9/13
I thought the overview was a bit over the heads of the students and made the students uncomfortable. At this point some students might have been frustrated because they were looking forward to a two week program in which they would feel lost. As the week unfolded, this was addressed.
Rolling with Rutherford
A great way to approach the concept of measuring something indirectly. The statistical nature of the outcome and ensuing class discussion were key.
Calculate the Z-mass
In the past I have tried using the Top Quark measurement with my class as a review of momentum and vectors. This is more direct and less onerous. I will be using this in the upcoming school year.
Fermilab Virtual Visit
This was very helpful for the programs. The students were highly engaged.
CMS W/Z measurement
This was a great activity the really gave the students an overview of the particle physics process. I need to get the tools to allow me to run this in my class..