International Masterclasses in Particle Physics

13 Mar 2018 - 8:45am to 15 Mar 2018 - 4:30pm
Denys Wilkinson Building, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH

Day 1: 13th Mar 2018 (08.45am - 4.30pm)
Day 2: 15th Mar 2018 (08.45am - 4.30pm)

This is an exciting opportunity to take part in an International Masterclass in Particle Physics. Students will get insight into topics and methods of basic research relating to matter and forces. They will perform measurements on real data from the ATLAS experiments at CERN and participate in an international video conference to discuss the results.

Who is it for?

The event is aimed at Year 12 students with passion and potential in Physics. Schools are invited to bring up to four students to the event and we encourage schools to invite an equal number of girls and boys. We hope teachers may attend to ensure the students get the most out of the day, but if this is not convenient then they may attend on their own. Priority will be given to schools with less tradition of students making applications to Oxford. To register your interest please complete the following booking form:

Quotes from 2017:
"I enjoyed analysing the data and identifying different particles"
"I have learnt lots about studying particle physics"
"It was an extremely encouraging and friendly environment"

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Background to the masterclasses

Each year more than 10,000 high school students in 46 countries come to one of about 200 nearby universities or research centres for one day in order to unravel the mysteries of particle physics. Lectures from active scientists give insight in topics and methods of basic research at the fundaments of matter and forces, enabling the students to perform measurements on real data from particle physics experiments themselves. At the end of each day, like in an international research collaboration, the participants join in a video conference for discussion and combination of their results. See here for media coverage. More information can be found here:

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