CoEPP in conjunction with the International Particle Physics Outreach group (IPPOG) is offering a one-day masterclass for year 11 and 12 students who are studying physics.
The world’s largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), located at CERN in Geneva explores the fundamental building blocks of the universe. By recreating the conditions moments after the Big Bang, the experiments at the LHC endeavor to resolve some longstanding mysteries of the universe.
This masterclass provides an overview of the LHC and the physics involved. Students will work with real data from the ATLAS experiment at the LHC and will be taught by physicists on the cutting-edge of big science.
The class will be offered at the Universities of Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney and will be run concurrently. Students will work with CoEPP physicists, researchers from Fermilab (USA) via a video link, and the day will culminate with a virtual visit from the ATLAS control room (CERN, Geneva). Lunch and all materials will be provided.