The search for the Higgs

Are you a high-achieving student studying physics?
Are you interested in finding out about the world's largest experiment?
Want to enrich your knowledge and learn from world-leading particle physicists?

CoEPP in conjunction with the International Particle Physics Outreach group (IPPOG) is offering a one-day masterclass for year 12 and high-achieving year 11 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 experiment 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 ATLAS control room (CERN, Geneva).

  • Date: Thursday 10 July 2014
  • Time: 9.30am to 5.00pm (Melbourne/Sydney); 9.00am to 4.30pm (Adelaide) 
  • Cost is free but places are limited so register early!

How to apply:

Register your interest using the online form below by 20 June 2014
Tell us why you want to participate!
Why do you love physics?
Where do you think a career in science could lead you?
Get your school's endorsement.
Your physics teacher needs to endorse your application.

After you apply:

We will go through the applications and let you know if you have been selected. More information about the day will be sent closer to the event.  

Application form:

Please note: we will be taking photos at the masterclass! By agreeing to participate in the masterclass you also consent to the use of your photo by CoEPP and its agents for use in publications, promotional and marketing material and online.