LHC World Wide Data Day
02 December 2016
Register your group!
LHC World Wide Data Day is a 24-hour span, midnight-to-midnight UTC, in which students from around the world can analyze data from the Large Hadron Collider and share results via an ongoing, 24 hour videoconference with physicist moderators taking shifts in four locations around the world: CoEPP in Australia, CERN in Switzerland, Fermilab in the United States, and TRIUMF in Canada.
Who is eligible:
LHC-W2D2 is open to groups of 4 or more high school students who have the aptitude and interest to analyze data from the Large Hadron Collider. We encourage but do not require each group to work with a sponsoring teacher. Groups of university undergraduate (or equivalent) students may also participate. It helps but is not required to have studied physics. To register, please directly contact W2D2 Coordination by November 20, 2016.
On or before 02 December 2016, groups will meet to analyze data using one of the recommended measurements below. All data analyzed will be from the Large Hadron Collider and released to the public. After data analysis, the group uploads their result at least 30 minutes before they connect at their pre-assigned time via Vidyo to their videoconference. Videoconferences are nominally 30 minutes long (but may take less time) and have up to 5 groups; each group has 3 minutes to present their results. If there is open time after the presentations and questions from the moderators, students may stay to chat with the moderators and each other.
Recommended LHC measurements:
- Intro slides
- Practice spreadsheet (sandbox)
- Results speadsheet (use for 2nd December)
- Tally sheet
- About detector geometry
- Teacher notes
Messages for group leaders from W2D2 Coordination: