11th Annual Particle Physics Masterclass 2023 at Maynooth University

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The Department of Theoretical Physics at Maynooth University invites secondary school students to the annual International Particle Physics Masterclasses on Wednesday 15 March 2023.

Registration is open

Registration for the 2023 is now open at this link.

These Masterclasses give secondary school students the opportunity to discover the world of quarks and leptons for themselves, by performing measurements on real data from CERN, meeting active particle physics researchers and linking up with like-minded students from other countries.

Physics at the most fundamental level – the smallest and most basic building blocks of matter – is an exotic world.  But a few introductory talks and working with data from CERN will give the students insight into the fundamental particles of matter and the forces between them, as well as what went on during the Big Bang.

In the morning the students are introduced to particle physics, experiments and detectors in lectures given by active particle physics researchers.

After an early lunch, they work on their own with data from the ATLAS detector at CERN.

Afterwards they participate in a video conference with students from other countries and moderators at CERN, where they discuss and compare their results.

For more information on the masterclasses, see the International Masterclasses web site.

11th Annual Particle Physics Masterclass 2023 at Maynooth University

Venue: Physics and Chemistry Theatre (PCT), Science Building, North Campus, Maynooth University

Wednesday 15 March

Exact times are subject to change.

0900 Welcome and introduction Dr. J-I Skullerud
0910 “Quarks, Leptons and the Forces of Nature” Dr. P. Watts
1000 Break
1020 “Particle Physics Experiments” Dr. J-I Skullerud
1115 Sandwich lunch
1200 Analysis of real data from ATLAS
1500 Video conference with CERN
and students from Athens, Thessaloniki (Greece) and Yerevan (Armenia).
1630 End. Presentation of Certificates of Participation

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Steven Galvin

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