SCIPP/QuarkNet Particle Physics Masterclass 2022 was a success!

High school student visitors and SCIPP researchers participated in the 2022 Quarknet Particle Physics Masterclass on March 5. Students learned about the fundamental forces and particles, and they analyzed data from the ATLAS experiment at CERN. Students also visited a working cloud chamber detector and joined a videoconference with researchers from Fermilab and Berkeley Lab. Thanks to all of the students and our wonderful mentors! We are looking forward to more events like this in the future.

SCIPP/QuarkNet Particle Physics Masterclass 2022 will be held on Saturday, March 5th! Registration is now open!.

As a student, you will gain insight into methods used in analyzing data for particle physics. The day will begin with an introduction to particle physics by particle physicists at SCIPP, who are directly involved with experiments at CERN. The students will then work in groups to analyze actual data from LHC (Large Hadron Collider) and later discuss their results with masterclasses being held around the world. They will be supervised the entire day by mentors trained to lead these classes and will provide assistance throughout.

Congratulations to Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, the recipient of the American Physics Society’s Dwight Nicholson Medal for Outreach.

“For innovations in mentoring, such as the Lamat Program, all of which have demonstrated how members of historically marginalized populations can thrive, lead, and advance scientific enterprise in astronomy and related fields.”