CMS Physics Masterclass

CMS Physics Masterclass

What is the CMS Physics Masterclass?

 

 

The CMS Physics Masterclass provides an opportunity for high-school students and their teachers to explore the world of Particle Physics in one day or less! They are invited to take part in an authentic research process, either at a nearby CMS institute or at school. Lectures from active scientists give insight into methods of basic research, enabling the students to perform measurements on real data from the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Like in an international research collaboration, the participants then discuss their results and compare with expectations. The CMS Masterclass offers students the chance to close their textbooks and experience modern science first-hand! It also provides excellent support for teachers with material on Particle Physics. Watch the video with students and teachers, who explain their motivation for participating and what they gained from the CMS Masterclass.

 

Useful links:

Watch explanatory videos on "What is the CMS Physics Masterclass?" in various languages:
DE / EN / FR / HU / IT / JP / PL / SP

Read a report on 2012 Masterclass at CERN using CMS public data

 

CMS Masterclass versions

 

Short version
(3-4h)

Long version
(full day)

Description

Introduction

Insights on topics and methods of particle physics, the LHC, CMS and other experiments at CERN.

Visit

 

Tour of facility/laboratory

Lunch with a physicist

 

Opportunity for students/teachers to ask questions, exchange ideas and talk about the career of a physicist in an informal environment.

Measurement

Presentation of data spreadsheet and event display. Analysis of CMS data. Discussion of the results with the CMS scientist(s).

Videoconference

 

An occasion to discuss the results with scientists based at CERN, and possibly with other students.

Location

at school*
/ at CMS institute

at CMS institute

 

* Requirements for Masterclass at school
- Computer access: 1 computer per 2 participants

 

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How to organize a Masterclass

How to organize a Masterclass

Instructions on how to organize Short Version (3-4h)

Short version can take place:
- at CMS institute
- at school*

Important
Maximum 30 students per group and 2-3 helpers is advised.

  Preparations Physical Requirements On the day

Introduction

Repository of introductory talks
EN / FR

Book a venue (projector is recommended)

 

Measurement

Information on measurement in various languages:
DE / EN / FR / HU / IT / JP / PL / SP

Online 3-dimensional event display and explanatory video

Schedule mentors' orientation session (repository of documents)

Computer access: 1 computer per 2 participants

Print out "Cheat sheet" (one per student pair as needed):
FR | EN

Black/white board & markers

Analysis of the first 5-10 event displays together with the students

Combination of results

 

Other

Plan Media Release

 

 

Follow Up

Prepare a feedback form

 

If @school, students can be invited for a tour to physicist's institute on a later date.

Keep in touch via Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

 

Instructions on how to organize Long Version (full day)

Long version can take place:
- at CMS institute

Important
Maximum 30 students per group and 2-3 helpers is advised.

  Preparations Physical Requirements On the day
Introduction

Repository of introductory talks
EN / FR

Book a venue (projector is recommended)

 

Visit

 

 

 

Lunch with a physicist

Book venue

Book lunch vouchers for participants and volunteers

 

 

Measurement

Information on measurement in various languages:
DE / EN / FR / HU / IT / JP / PL / SP

Online 3-dimensional event display and explanatory video

Schedule mentors' orientation session (repository of documents)

Computer access: 1 computer per 2 participants

Print out "Cheat sheet" (one per student pair as needed):
FR | EN

Black/white board & markers

Analysis of the first 5-10 event displays together with the students

Combination of results

Videoconference

Video conference manual

Facility for video conferencing (read details on hardware recommendations in the manual)

 

Other

Plan Media Release

 

 

Follow Up

Feedback form

 

Keep in touch via Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

 

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Participate in a Masterclass

Participate in a Masterclass

If you are a student, please show this page to your teacher, and he/she would need to register your class/group. If you are a teacher and you would like to organise a masterclass for your students/teachers, please follow the steps:

For any additional information contact cms-outreach@cern.ch

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