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02 Aug 2021

UCL Year 12 Particle Physics Masterclass

In 2021 we will hold an online Particle Physics masterclass on Monday 8th March.

We invite year 12 students and their teachers 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.

To apply

Tickets are available from the Eventbrite registration page.

Overview

The day will be a mixture of short talks by research physicists, discussion sessions and hands-on activities. 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.

Educational material for students and teachers

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.

Contacting us

The organisers of the Masterclass are:

  • Mark Fuller (mark.fuller @ ucl.ac.uk)
  • Ben Waugh (b.waugh @ ucl.ac.uk)

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