Cosmic Rays and the Sun

Students search for a specific data file in the Cosmic Ray e-Lab and look for evidence of the passage of the sun in the flux measurements derived from this file. 

CMS Data Express

CMS Data Express is a short investigation in which students inspect and characterize W or Z events from the LHC.

CMS Masterclass WZH-path

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

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.

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.

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.