4-8 August 2015
America/Detroit timezone

Discovery and the QuarkNet Data Portfolio

7 Aug 2015, 16:20
Room 4 (Michigan League)

Room 4

Michigan League

Education and Outreach Education and Outreach


Kenneth Cecire (University of Notre Dame)


QuarkNet has assembled a Data Portfolio, a collection of activities following best practices and based on the use of authentic data from experiments. One of the key themes of these activities is the ability of students to discover particle physics that is new to them. We will look at the Data Portfolio as a whole and zoom in on one activity, Plotting LHC Discovery.This activity enables students to "discover" a well-known particle in a mass plot and then apply what they have learned to an actual recent particle discovery. In this case, students examine dimuon mass plots for the J/Ψ meson and the recent CMS-LHCb combined rare B meson result. Kenneth Cecire is a QuarkNet National Staff Teacher at the University of Notre Dame with over 20 years experience in teaching and 16 years on the QuarkNet staff.
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Kenneth Cecire (University of Notre Dame)

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