3-10 August 2016
Chicago IL USA
US/Central timezone
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A Masterclass exercise based on gravitational wave data

8 Aug 2016, 18:30
Riverwalk A/B ()

Riverwalk A/B

Poster Education and Outreach Poster Session


Nicolas Arnaud (LAL (CNRS-IN2P3))


Following the example of the successful International Masterclasses “Hands on particle physics” (IMC) which are using LHC data, we are developing an IMC-like session based on data from the LIGO-Virgo network of interferometric gravitational wave detectors. The fact that the instruments members of this network share their data and analyze them jointly for almost a decade can be directly transposed into the existing IMC framework in which groups of high-school students, which participate to a Masterclass the same day in different institutes, combine their independent measurements during a common videoconference which ends the session. In this talk, we describe in details the new Masterclass exercise based on gravitational wave detector data and show what a typical day-long Masterclass session could look like.

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Nicolas Arnaud (LAL (CNRS-IN2P3))

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