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01 Dec 2015

UCL Particle Physics MasterClass

The 2015 masterclass is now fully booked.

The 2015 Particle Physics MasterClass at UCL will take place on Tuesday 31st March.

If you are unable to attend the masterclass, you can still find some further information about particle physics on the international masterclass web site. You can even follow some of the exercises students carry out in the masterclasses.

The day will be a mixture of short talks by research physicists, discussion sessions and hands-on activities at UCL. You will have the chance to hear and ask questions about the Large Hadron Collider, the search for and discovery of the Higgs boson (thought to be responsible for the origin of mass), the properties of neutrinos (the tiniest elementary particles), and other topics at the forefront of Particle Physics research. You will use computers to study real particle collisions from the ATLAS experiment, and compare your results with students at other universities across Europe in a video conference led by scientists at CERN.

Provisional programme of the 2015 MasterClass

09:30 - 10:00Registration/Welcome/Refreshments
10:00 - 10:15Introduction
10:15 - 10:45Lecture and Q&A session
10:45 - 11:30Hands-on exercises with particle physics data
11:30 - 12:00Lecture and Q&A session
12:00 - 13:00Hands-on exercises (continued)
13:00 - 14:00Lunch break (lunch not provided)
14:00 - 15:00Hands-on exercises (continued)
15:00 - 16:00Video conference with CERN and masterclass students in Lecce, Tübingen, Siegen and Barcelona
16:00 - 16:15Summary, Q&A

Educational material for students and teachers

Contacting us

The organisers of the Masterclass are:

  • Ben Waugh (b.waugh @ ucl.ac.uk)
  • Khadija Bouzgan (k.bouzgan @ ucl.ac.uk)

This is one of a set of masterclasses arranged by the International Particle Physics Outreach Group.