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Accelerator and Particle Physics Education at A-Level - APPEAL

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 10:10 AM
      Welcome and Introduction 5m
    • 10:10 AM 11:10 AM
      Introduction to particle physics - Ken Peach 1h
    • 11:10 AM 11:25 AM
      Coffee/tea 15m
    • 11:25 AM 12:25 PM
      Introduction to particle accelerators - Nicolas Delerue 1h
    • 12:25 PM 12:55 PM
      Student Funding at the University of Oxford and beyond - Alice Wilby 30m
    • 12:55 PM 1:10 PM
      Buffet lunch 15m
    • 1:10 PM 1:35 PM
      Walk to Merton college 25m
    • 1:35 PM 2:10 PM
      Visit of Merton college 35m
    • 2:10 PM 2:30 PM
      Walk back to Physics 20m
    • 2:30 PM 3:30 PM
      Experimental methods in particle physics: How to get a meaningful result out of a particle physics detector - Emmanuel Tsesmelis 1h
    • 3:30 PM 3:45 PM
      Coffee/tea 15m
    • 3:45 PM 4:45 PM
      Applications of particle accelerator outside particle physics - Suzie Sheehy 1h
    • 4:45 PM 5:05 PM
      Presentation of scientific equipment related to particle accelerators and detectors 20m
    • 5:05 PM 5:55 PM
      Small group activity: A-level problem sets related to accelerator or particle physics 50m
    • 5:55 PM 6:15 PM
      Departure 20m