Parallel Outreach: I
- Claire Adam Bourdarios (Université Paris-Saclay (FR))
- Despina Hatzifotiadou (Universita e INFN, Bologna (IT))
- Achim Geiser (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE))
- Federico Leo Redi (EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne (CH))
Outreach parallel session of LHCP2018
Significant parts of the original data and of derived data sets from the LHC experiments are openly available to scientists, educators, students and the general public on the CERN Open Data portal opendata.cern.ch, and on experiment-specific portals.
The latest data releases and some of their applications will be reviewed, with focus on both research (up to physics papers) and educational...
Problem solving workshop hackathons are becoming more and more common in the world of academia. CERN and the LHC experiments have been involved in these type of projects for many years, bringing together data scientists, coders and innovators, from extremely diverse backgrounds. This talk offers a review of the most recents hackathon project and their impact on the world of high energy...
The talk will present, by selected examples, how to explain the LHC physics to a general public. It will also show how the communication strategy depends strongly on the specific target.
[NB: 15 minutes talk plus 2 minutes of questions]
Two recent outreach projects are making use of public communities to enhance and build upon the first phases setup by physicists. “HiggsHunters” asked the public to search for displaced vertices in event displays, during which time a pool of trusted members arose in the associated discussion. The data this generated is now being analysed by schoolchildren, through which they can both learn the...