UCL Particle Physics MasterClass
The 2013 Particle Physics MasterClass at UCL will take place on Monday 18th March.
The 2013 masterclass is now full so unfortunately we cannot take any more bookings for this year.
However, you can also 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.
We invite fifth and sixth form students and teachers with interest in Physics to come and find out about the exciting world of Experimental Particle Physics from one of the most active Particle Physics research groups in the country.
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 possible 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 and beyond in a video conference led by scientists at CERN.
Provisional programme of the 2013 MasterClass
- 10h30 - 11h00 .......... Registration/Welcome/Refreshments
- 11h00 - 12h30 .......... Presentations and Q&A sessions
- Particle Physics - Overview and open questions
- The Large Hadron Collider and the ATLAS experiment at CERN
- Particle Physics research in Antarctica
- 12h30 - 14h30 .......... Lunch break including:
- Informal discussions with members of the HEP group
- Short visits to the labs & facilities of UCL
14h30 - 15h30 .......... Hands-on activity
- Video-conference with other universities and groups, and analysis of ATLAS simulated events
Educational material for students and teachers
- The ATLAS experiment web site for the general public.
- The educational section of the CERN web site.
- A crime novel with some... Particle Physics.
- The particle adventure.
- The education section of the UK Particle Physics web site.
How to get to UCL
Where we are
UCL is located just south of Euston Road, close to Euston, Euston Square and Warren Street undergound stations.
The postal address is:Department of Physics & Astronomy,
University College London,
The HEP group is housed in 1st and 2nd floors of the main physics building (ref H2 on the campus map). Our group administrator is in room E15 on the ground floor.
Registration and lunch will be in room E7 on the ground floor. The lectures will be given in room A1 at the top floor.
A selection of useful maps (including pdf versions of the ones mentioned above) are available from the main UCL website.
The organisers of the Masterclass are:
- Dr Ben Waugh (
B.Waugh @ ucl.ac.uk)
- Ms Christine Johnston (
Christine.Johnston @ ucl.ac.uk)
This is one of a set of masterclasses arranged by the International Particle Physics Outreach Group and the High Energy Particle Physics Group of the Institute of Physics.