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Particle Physics Master Class for Secondary School Students


"On Tuesday, 9th April, 2019 the TCD School of Mathematics will join the International Masterclasses in particle physics. This gives secondary school students the opportunity to discover the world of quarks and leptons for themselves, by performing measurements on real data from CERN, to meet active particle physics researchers, and to link up with like-minded students from other countries.

The one-day event starts with a couple of introductory talks about our current understanding of particle physics, and the experimental facilities to study it. After lunch (sandwiches will be provided), the students will analyse recent data from the CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. Afterwards they are invited to a video conference where they will discuss and compare their results with student groups from around the world and with moderators at CERN in Geneva."

Registration is now open,, please register before the 5th of April 2019.

2018 Particle Physics Masterclass Introduction

Professor David Wilson's 2018 Particle Physics Masterclass Talk

Particle Physics Masterclass TCD:  9 April 2019

09:15 Arrival and registration  
[Venue: Salmon Lecture Theatre, Hamilton Building, TCD]

09:30 Opening and Introduction to the Masterclass [Dr Marina Marinkovic]
[Venue: Salmon Lecture Theatre, Hamilton Building, TCD]

09:45 The Physics of Forces and Particles [Dr David Wilson]
[Venue: Salmon Lecture Theatre, Hamilton Building, TCD]

10:30 Refreshments

10:45 The Large Hadron Collider and its Experiments [Dr Jelena Jovicevic]
[Venue: Salmon Lecture Theatre, Hamilton Building, TCD]

11:45 Break for lunch with lecturers and tutors
[Venue: Salmon Lecture Theatre, Hamilton Building, TCD]

12:45 Analysis of CMS data from CERN [Nico Battelli, Jelena Jovicevic, Nicolas Lang, Marina Marinkovic, Stefan Sint, Petar Tadic, David Wilson]

[Venues: East End 4 PC Labs

15:00 Video conference with CERN and students from Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland and Turkey. 
[Venue: Salmon Lecture Theatre, Hamilton Building, TCD]


We are inviting 5th and 6th year students to join us at Trinity College Dublin on the 9th April 2019. Space permitting other secondary school students and teachers may also participate. The details how to register will follow in due course.