2022 Remote Masterclass at UC Santa Cruz / SCIPP

QuarkNet Masterclass

SCIPP (Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics) will be hosting a Remote QuarkNet Masterclass where students get to be particle physicists for a day!

As a student, you will gain insight into methods used in analyzing data for particle physics. The day will begin with an introduction to particle physics by particle physicists at SCIPP, who are directly involved with experiments at CERN. The students will then work in groups to analyze actual data from LHC (Large Hadron Collider) and later discuss their results with masterclasses being held around the world. They will be supervised the entire day by mentors trained to lead these classes and will provide assistance throughout.

This event will be held on Saturday, March 5th, 2022.  If you are interested in attending, please register at the link given below. There is limited space and the availability will be on a first come first serve basis. So, apply soon!


Registration is Open for 2022

Agenda for the day:

9:00AM (PST) - Introduction


Remote SCIPP Facility Tour - Time TBA

Get an inside look at the experiments going on at SCIPP, which are directly related to the detectors at CERN. Physics/SCIPP Graduate Student, Hava Schwartz, will be showing a video of the pixel setup in the cleanroom of the SCIPP labs.

Analysis techniques - Time TBA

Your mentors will teach you various methods of analyzing LHC data that will be useful in your future assignment. 

Data Analysis - Time TBA

You will receive some LHC data and a task that you will solve with your group and with the help of mentors and facilitators.

Discussion and Evaluation of results - Time TBA

Videoconference with FermiLab - Time TBA

Discuss and share your analysis results with all other groups and mentors, who will provide you an evaluation on your projects.

~4:00PM (PST) - End of Masterclass