July 2, 2011
University of Oxford
Europe/Zurich timezone

APPEAL - Accelerator and Particle Physics Education at A-Level

The University of Oxford is organising in collaboration with CERN a one-day school to give A-level teachers an opportunity to learn about the physics underlying the LHC. This school will give basic information about particle accelerators and particle physics to Physics teachers who are not necessarily Physics specialists. Preference will be given to teachers coming from schools which usually send very few pupils to University. The school will address questions such as “How does a particle accelerator work?” “What are the questions the LHC will answer?” “How does an experiment at the LHC work?” “What are the applications of particle accelerators in our daily lives?” and “What is the origin of the Universe and of matter?”
University of Oxford
All lectures will be pitched at A-level and will last 50 minutes followed by a 10-minute question/discussion time. Copies of the slides, teaching resources and further reading resources would be provided to the participants and made publicly available on-line.