Particle physics is a very interesting field in science. The recent discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the particle that is thought to be responsible for giving mass to the particles that form the matter we’re made of, l ed to a huge media echo and large public interest. Lund University is at the forefront of this field of research, with groups of researchers in the ATLAS and ALICE LHC collaborations, as well as in theoretical particle physics. It is these researchers that work with high-school students who become scientists for a day in the International Masterclasses, designed and coordinated by The International Particle Physics Outreach Group (IPPOG). The students analyse recent data from the LHC experiments, under the supervision of physicists who work with these data daily.
This is an activity that is as international as the field of particle physics: IPPOG has organized Particle Physics Masterclasses since 2005 in the framework of the program “International Masterclasses”. Each year in spring, universities and research labs in more than 50 countries worldwide open their doors and invite high-school students to experience life at the forefront of basic research. In 2017, IPPOG launched Masterclass activities for the first time to support and promote the access of women and girls to science education and research activities.
During the masterclass activities, students will:
Senior Lecturer, University of Witwatersrand (South Africa)
Professor of Theoretical Particle Physics, Lund University
Senior Lecturer, Lund University
PhD student from the INSIGHTS International Training Network, Lund University
PhD student, Lund University
Master's student, Lund University
Prof. Johan Rathsman, Lund University
Dr. Caterina Doglioni, Lund University
Dr. Deepak Kar, University of Witwatersrand
TBC, Lund University
Eleni Skorda, Nathan Simpson and others
Astronomy building, Lund University
Sölvegatan 27, 223 62 Lund, Sweden