University of California at Riverside QuarkNet Center
Submitted by kcecire
on Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 03:54
Students, teachers, and physicists at UCR exploring particle physics together.
Participating teachers will be able to:
- Identify particles colliding and emerging from collisions at the LHC from CMS data.
- Interpret the physical meaning of plots created from CMS data in light of conservation rules (energy, momentum, charge).
- Ask and answer questions about the physics of high energy collisions using CMS data.
We will also provide opportunities to engage in critical dialogue among teaching colleagues about what they learn in the workshop.
Thursday July 27
09:00 Introductions and CMS e-Lab registration
09:30 Introduction to the CMS Experiment (Clare, Long)
10:30 Objectives/Overview/Data Porfolio
11:00 Level 2 Data Portfolio Activity
13:00 Reflection and discussion
13:15 Level 2 Data Portfolio Activity:
14:00 Experiences teaching physics (Baker)
14:30 Introducation to CMS e-Lab
15:30 Plan CMS e-Lab project
16:30 End of Day
Friday July 28
09:00 Morning Discussion,
09:15 Finalize research projects
10:10 Work on projects; create posters
13:00 Poster presentations
14:00 Using e-Lab teacher pages
14:45 Discussion and Implementation Plans
16:00 QuarkNet Teacher Surveys
16:30 End of Workshop
P.I.s: Robert Clare, Owen Long
CMS e-lab Workshop: We held a 2-day QuarkNet CMS e-lab Workshop at UCR on July 14 and 15, 2016 with two teachers participating as well as a QuarkNet Leadership Fellow (Robert Baker). Shane Wood from QuarkNet used the opportunity to try out a new version of the CMS e-lab software, and the teachers benefited greatly from this. A lot of feedback was provided to Shane over the two days.
Day one of the 2-day workshop started with the opportunity for teachers to chat and ask the mentors LHC-related questions, followed by working through two activities from QuarkNet's data portfolio: Mass of the Z and CMS Data Express. Teachers were introduced to both the original CMS e-Lab site, along with the new site under development. Day two of this workshop began with time for the teachers to work on particular investigation in the e-Lab and build an accompanying online poster. While working, the teachers noted problems with the e-Lab and aspects they appreciated; both helpful in making the new site more useful and user-friendly. The teachers presented their poster upon completion of their investigation, then discussed classroom implementation.
14 - 15 July, 2016 - Riverside, CA
Purpose of Session:
• Learn about CMS and LHC.
• Try out activities you can use.
• Investigate REAL data from LHC as physicists do - both “classic” and “development” CMS e-Lab sites.
• Try out and suggest improvements to the "development" CMS e-Lab site.
• Enable you to prepare students to analyze LHC data.
• Develop and share implementation strategies.
Agenda - Click here for meeting agenda
The main activity of the University of California at Riverside QuarkNet center in 2014 was its particiaption in International Masterclasses. Approximately 30 students participated: 12 from San Jacinto High School and 18 from Riverside Preparatory Academy. UCR participated in the ATLAS Z measurement. As usual, mentor Bill Gary and his colleagues were careful to teach the students to accept all lepton candidate events irrespective of whether they thought the dilepton system formed a good Z boson candidate or not. As a result. they successfully also found the J/Ψ and Upsilon mesons, as well as the simulated Z-prime resonance the ATLAS masterclass developers added in at ~1000 GeV. Also as usual, UCR had a CERN-moderated videoconference in spite of the tme difference. It was again a great success, as the students really enjoyed interacting with their peer high school students in Europe.
Welcome to the Riverside QuarkNet Center group. To start, here are three things you can do right now:
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