Analyzing and interpreting data

CMS e-Lab

Students have an opportunity to learn how to analyze data to calibrate the CMS detector and participate in discovery science (as particle physicists do).

Mass of U.S. Pennies

Students create and interpret a histogram of penny masses.

Making it ‘Round the Bend

3 activities in which students explore properties of dipole and quadrupole magnets, forces felt by charged particles moving through magnetic fields, the effects of electric and magnetic fields on particles.

LHCb Masterclass

Students measure the D0 lifetime using data from LHCb, separating signal from backgrounds.

Rolling with Rutherford

Students use statistics to make an indirect measurement they can easily confirm.

LIGO e-Lab

Students experience the excitement of scientific collaboration by investigating seismic behavior that influence the behavior of LIGO's gravitational wave detectors.

Cosmic Ray e-Lab

Students experience the excitement of scientific collaboration in this series of investigations into high-energy cosmic rays.

Plotting LHC Discovery

Students explore features of mass plots of a well-understood particle and apply what they have learned to plots from new discoveries.

Calculate the Top Quark Mass

Students use conservation laws and vector addition to calculate the top mass from event displays.

ATLAS Z-path Masterclass

Students are physicists for a day at a university or lab where they work with physiists to how to analyze real particle physics data in the form of event displays.