ATLAS Masterclass

Students are physicists for a day at a university or lab where they work with physiists to how to analyze real particle physics data in the form of event displays.

 

Each year about 10.000 high school students in 40 countries come to one of about 200 nearby universities or research centres for one day in order to unravel the mysteries of particle physics. Lectures from active scientists give insight in topics and methods of basic research at the fundaments of matter and forces, enabling the students to perform measurements on real data from particle physics experiments themselves. At the end of each day, like in an international research collaboration, the participants join in a video conference for discussion and combination of their results.

Image Credit: CERN, Atlas

Materials
Attributes
Class Time: 
6 hours
Data Strand: 
LHC
Level: 
Level 2
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Practices: 
1
3
4
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8
Technology Requirements : 
Web-Browser
Topic: 
Data Analysis