PER Seminar

How to teach elementary particle physics

by Oliver Passon (Fachbereich C / Physik)

Europe/Zurich
503-1-001 - Council Chamber (CERN)

503-1-001 - Council Chamber

CERN

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Description

Elementary particle physics is gradually implemented into science curricula at high school level and plays also a stronger role in the undergraduate education at Universities. However, common presentations in educational, semi-technical or popular sources may support misconceptions and ignore some of the true novelties of particle physics (i.e. quantum field theory). This talk will focus in particular on the particle notion and the common interpretation of Feynman diagrams.  We will suggest reasons for the partly misleading accounts and indicate how the situation could be improved.

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CERN Physics Education Research Team

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CERN_PER_Seminar
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CERN_PER_Seminar
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Physics Education Research Seminar
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10703596
Owner
Julia Woithe
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