Special Particle Physics Masterclasses for CERN Personnel

160/1-009 (CERN)



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Fabiola Cacciatore (University Niccolo Cusano (IT))

The International Particle Physics Outreach Group (IPPOG), in collaboration with Women in Technology (WIT), will host a masterclass in particle physics designed for people working at CERN who have little or no scientific background.


Masterclasses ofter a unique opportunity to work with real data from current experiments to get an understanding and appreciation of how research and discovery work.


IPPOG has been organising the International Masterclasses Programme for over 10 years, now.  Each year, thousands of students from all over the world get the opportunity to become scientists for a day, to learn science methodology, and to experience the excitement of discovery, first hand.


Now, we are offering that experience for personnel at CERN who do not usually get that opportunity, themselves.


Agenda: https://indico.cern.ch/e/ippog-wit-mc2022

    • 9:00 AM 9:50 PM
      Special Edition - Particle Physics Masterclasses

      During the morning there will be a coffee break offered by IPPOG

      • 9:00 AM
        Introductions 20m
        Speakers: Despina Hatzifotiadou (Universita e INFN, Bologna (IT)), Fabiola Cacciatore (University Niccolo Cusano (IT)), Kate Whalen (Science and Technology Facilities Council STFC (GB)), Pedro Abreu (LIP - Laboratorio de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas (PT)), Steven Goldfarb (University of Melbourne (AU))
      • 9:20 AM
        Universal Questions - How we measure what we can't see 35m
      • 9:55 AM
        Observing Invisible Particles - The ATLAS Z Path 35m
        Speaker: Pedro Abreu (LIP - Laboratorio de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas (PT))
      • 10:30 AM
        Coffee & Tea 20m
      • 10:50 AM
        Masterclass Installation 10m

        Setup groups, start computers, eventually download, install and launch the software.
        Today we shall do the ATLAS Z path exercise.

      • 11:00 AM
        Masterclass Analysis 1h 30m
      • 12:30 PM
        Masterclass Discussion 30m