28 July 2020 to 6 August 2020
virtual conference
Europe/Prague timezone

Current Status of International Particle Physics Masterclasses

28 Jul 2020, 15:50
20m
virtual conference

virtual conference

Talk 15. Education and Outreach Education and Outreach

Speakers

Uta Bilow (Technische Universitaet Dresden (DE)) Kenneth William Cecire (University of Notre Dame (US))

Description

Until recently, the International Masterclasses (IMC) in Particle Physics have been based on hands-on analysis of data from the four big LHC experiments. During the last years there has been a spectacular broadening in the physics scope of particle physics masterclasses, now including measurements with Belle II data, with data from neutrino experiments and a newly proposed masterclass on searches for dark matter. In addition, a particle therapy masterclass has been developed, in order to highlight some of the benefits for society from the technology developed for particle physics research. In parallel to extending the physics scope, IPPOG is making efforts to extend the geographical reach of masterclasses, and it is encouraging to see new institutes and countries joining each year. The IMC programme is the flagship activity of IPPOG, the International Particle Physics Outreach Group.

Primary author

Despina Hatzifotiadou (Universita e INFN, Bologna (IT))

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