Accelerator and Particle Physics Education at A-Level - APPEAL 2

University of Oxford

University of Oxford


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?”
    • 9:50 AM 10:05 AM
      Arrival and coffee/tea 15m
    • 10:05 AM 10:20 AM
      Welcome and Introduction 15m
      Speaker: Andrei Seryi
    • 10:20 AM 11:10 AM
      Introduction to particle physics 50m
      Speaker: Alan Barr
    • 11:10 AM 11:25 AM
      Coffee/tea 15m
    • 11:25 AM 12:15 PM
      Astrophysics talk exploring dark matter and dark energy 50m
      Speaker: Renee Hlozek
    • 12:15 PM 12:55 PM
      Funding at the University of Oxford and beyond and careers in physics 40m
      Speaker: Cat Murdoch
    • 12:55 PM 1:15 PM
      Walk to Jesus College 20m
    • 1:15 PM 2:10 PM
      Lunch and Visit at Jesus College 55m
    • 2:10 PM 2:30 PM
      Walk back to Physics Department 20m
    • 2:30 PM 3:00 PM
      Lab tour and presentation of scientific equipment related to particle accelerators and detectors 30m
      Speaker: Suzie Sheehy
    • 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
      Small group activity: Building a cloud chamber in your A-level physics class 1h
      A video of how to build a cloud chamber can be found on Youtube
      Speaker: Suzie Sheehy
    • 4:00 PM 4:15 PM
      Coffee/tea 15m
    • 4:15 PM 5:05 PM
      The LHC and applications of particle accelerators to particle physics 50m
      Speaker: Emmanuel Tsesmelis
    • 5:05 PM 5:55 PM
      Applications of particle accelerators outside particle physic 50m
      Speaker: Ken Peach
    • 5:55 PM 6:15 PM
      Departure 20m