Summer 2018 Quarknet Workshop at Syracuse University

The Syracuse group hosted a 3-day Quarknet workshop from Aug 8 – 10, 2018 in the physics department at Syracuse University. Profs. Steven Blusk and Matt Rudolph hosted the event. This year, we had 8 teachers attend from the following school districts:

SMU QuarkNet Annual report 2018

Neutrino Data Workshop Prototype at UF

Agenda

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Cosmic Ray Workshop at CUA

August 15-17, 2018

 

Agenda

Wednesday August 15 Thursday August 16 Friday August 17

09:45     Coffee and Registration

10:00     Housekeeping

The LIGO mirrors

No events were detected at LIGO, until they made some upgrades such as: re-examined the coating and size of the mirrors. They looked at the how a laser beam can slightly heat and deform mirrors, while also causing them to move a tiny distance. So they decided to use heavier mirrors to cut down on the noise that the lighter mirrors generated. So the original 11-kg mirrors with a 25 cm diameter were upgraded to 40-kg fused silica mirrors with a 35 cm diameter.

LIGO Poster by Goldman

2018 ATLAS Data Workshop @ U. of Washington

August 17-19, 2018

UW Physics/Astronomy Building (PAB), Room B248

Tiny URL for this page: https://tinyurl.com/qn2018uw

 

Objectives

Participating teachers will:

LIGO e-Lab workshop at Colorado State University

 

Objectives

Participating teachers will be able to use the LIGO e-Lab to:

LIGO Interferometer Workshop at AAPT

George Washington University

July 28, 2018, 1:00-5:00 pm EDT

Small URL for this page: http://tiny.cc/sm18liw.

 

Agenda:

1:00   Greetings and start

1:10   Intro to LIGO (Matt Abernathy)

1:30   LIGO activity (Matt Abernathy)

2018 Meeting & Neutrino Data Workshop Prototype @ William & Mary

August 6-8, 2018

Small Hall, Room 122

Small URL for this page: https://tinyurl.com/wm2018qn

 

Agenda, Monday, August 6, 2018 (Neutrino WS - day 1)