International Masterclasses

Each year more than 13.000 high school students in more than60 countries come to one of about 225 nearby universities or research centres for one day in order to unravel the mysteries of particle physics. Lectures from active scientists give insight in topics and methods of basic research at the fundaments of matter and forces, enabling the students to perform measurements on real data from particle physics experiments themselves. At the end of each day, like in an international research collaboration, the participants join in a video conference for discussion and combination of their results.

International Masterclasses

International Masterclasses


What are e-Labs? The e-Labs provide an opportunity for students to:

  • Organize and conduct authentic research.
  • Experience the environment of scientific collaborations.
  • Analyze authentic data from large experiments.

Supported by QuarkNet, the Cosmic Ray and CMS e-Labs are problem-based, student driven and technology dependent.

More Student Resources

Particle Adventures

An award winning tour of quarks, neutrinos, the Higgs boson, extra dimensions, dark matter, accelerators and particle detectors from the Particle Data Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Physics Videos by 
Don Lincoln

Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln takes you into the weird world of particle physics.