Masterclass at UC Santa Cruz / SCIPP

QuarkNet Masterclass



SCIPP (Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics) will be hosting 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.

To learn more information about what students will be analyzing, click on the link below:

-Welcome to Z Path 

This event will be held on Saturday, April 4th, 2020.  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!

Apply for Masterclass 2020!

Agenda for the day (Note: Agenda times and activities are to be confirmed...):

9:00–9:30AM - Introduction and... TBA

9:20AM- Connect with SCIPP Graduate Student at CERN

9:30-10:00AM- SCIPP Facility Tour

Get an inside look at the experiments going on at SCIPP, which are directly related to the detectors at CERN.

10:00-10:30AM- Analysis techniques

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

10:30AM-12:00PM- Data Analysis

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

12:00-12:30PM- Lunch- Pizza!!!

12:30-1:00PM- Discussion and Evaluation of results

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

1:00-2:00PM- Videoconference with FermiLab

2:00-3:00PM- Presentation by SCIPP Physics Graduate Student...(TBA)

                      End of day Cloud Chamber Experiment with SCIPP Mentors!



Please bring a laptop, if you have one, that can run java.