Notre Dame QuarkNet Annual Report 2017


LHC Masterclass Library 2018

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Virginia Tech QuarkNET Center - Report for Year 2017

The Virginia Tech QuarkNET group has currently 2 leading teachers, and three members that are also high school teachers. Rebecca Jaronski and Nick Merrill both organized the workshop this year, unfortunately Nick had a job offer in Georgia and has to leave. Thank you Nick for the great work and we will welcome you anytime back. Rob Culbertson, a new member, had step in as a leading teacher to help Rebecca with our center activities.

Unusual Variable Star KIC 8462852

On May 24, 2017, the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) issued an alert that requested observations of the unusual variable star KIC 84628462. Also known as Tabby’s Star after Tabetha Boyajian (Yale University), the star had achieved notoriety as the “alien megastructure” star. Due to this alert, we decided to concentrate on KIC 84628462 (hereafter referred to as Tabby’s Star) as the main object of our summer research for 2017.

Agenda for November 18, 2017 Meeting Steward School, Richmond, VA

8:30 am - 9:00  am     Coffee, Snacks, Chatting

9:00 am - 10:00 am    Joah Part 1

10:00 am - 10:15 am  Break

10:15 am - 11:30 am   Josh Part 2

11:30 am - 12:30 pm   Working Lunch

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm    Activity - Cosmic Rays and the Sun

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm      Break

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm     Exploration: simulation of Lorenz Force

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm     Planning for Spring meeting

The Use of Cosmic Ray Detectors for Imaging Large Objects

When charged particles from outside Earth’s atmosphere reach Earth, the particles collide with the atoms in the atmosphere and separate into subatomic particles, such as muons. Muons can be detected with Cosmic Ray Detectors (CRDs). Muons can be used to detect the presence, shape, or thickness of certain materials in a method similar to X-Ray machines. In this study, muons and CRDs were utilized in an attempt to create an image of a monument composed of materials one may find in an archaeological inquiry. A stone fountain was analyzed.

Friday Flyer - November 17, 2017

Kansas State University QuarkNet Annual Report 2017

Virginia QuarkNet Center 2017 Annual Report

Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics (SCIPP), University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC): Annual Report

The 2017 QuarkNet program at the Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics featured one main activity: the Particle Physics Masterclass for high school students.