Insights into Research Workshop
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Insights into Research
July 9-10, 2015
Maximum of 20 participants
Stipend of $100 per day
Held at Waubonsee Community College
Join 2 CMS scientists and 2 QuarkNet teacher fellows to experience first hand the research and discovery process. You will see it’s not straight forward. It’s not just that the answer is not known, but the process to get there is sometimes not known, usually ill defined, and often messy.
You will use actual data from the CMS detector at CERN’s LHC to re-discover elementary particles W, Z, and the newly discovered Higgs boson. Activities from the QuarkNet Data portfolio, developed by teachers and tested in classrooms, bring out concepts covered in the data activities. After this workshop, you will be ready to provide a similar experience for your students.
This workshop is jointly run by Dr. Harry Cheung (Fermilab) and Dr. Pratima Jindal (Waubonsee). It is funded by an NSF outreach and education grant awarded to USCMS. We are working together with the Fermilab Education Office and QuarkNet Program to benefit from their experience in similar workshops and in developing educational material.
Please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The 2015 workshop is now full, we cannot take more registrations.
- Apply introductory physics to successfully complete data investigations
- Create, interpret and explain the meaning of data plots or representations from CMS
- Select an activity and develop a plan to implement it with students.
Thursday 9 July 2015
09:15 Registration and coffee
09:45 Introduction: Objectives and Introduction to Designing an Experiment
12:00 Reflection on Activities
13:15 Particle Physics and CMS
14:15 J/Psi path masterclass measurement
16:15 Discussion of combined results and Wrap-up/Reflection
17:00 End of Day (Homework: study Particle Adventure, make 5 questions)
Friday 10 July 2015
09:30 Introduction for day; address homework
10:00 CMS WZH Measurement
11:15 Discuss homework
13:00 Discussion of combined results and Wrap-up/Reflection
14:00 Resources and Implementation plans
17:00 End of workshop