The Particle Therapy MasterClass demonstrates the direct impact of fundamental research on medical applications. This Masterclass Project allows participants to familiarise with the actual operation technique used for cancer treatment employing x-rays, protons or carbon ions like a physical knife directed by software programs. A first idea can be given by a demo of a professional research software toolkit matRad showing the different steps for a treatment planning for cancer therapy.
The Particle Therapy Masterclass is integrated in the International Physics Masterclasses, a well-established outreach educational activity and flagship project of the International Particle Physics Outreach Group, IPPOG, spread around the world.
The Particle Therapy Masterclass is coordinated by GSI