Masterclass Introduces Local High School Students to Particle Physics

UC Riverside’s Department of Physics and Astronomy offers the interactive exercise for the eighth year in a row

The International Particle Physics Masterclass is an interactive exercise in which high school students analyze specific particle physics data. Photo credit: I. Pittalwala, UC Riverside.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – On March 10 and 11, approximately 35 students from San Jacinto High School and Valencia High School visited the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Riverside to participate in the International Particle Physics Masterclass, an annual program of the European Particle Physics Outreach Group.  The Masterclass is an interactive exercise in which high school students analyze specific particle physics data.

The visiting students attended a series of special lectures and participated in exercises on March 10.  They took part in a videoconference with CERN (the particle physics laboratory on the border of Switzerland and France) and high schools in Brazil, France, Belgium and Hungary on March 11.

A slideshow follows:

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