Are you a high school or CEGEP student with an interest in particle physics? Heard about the Higgs boson and would like to know more? Think you are already an expert in particle physics and want to test your skills by analyzing real data? If you said yes to any of these questions, then you ought to come to the particle physics Masterclass organized by the McGill ATLAS experiment research group.
Students listen to a lecture about particle physics and have the opportunity to speak with physicists working at CERN (a European research organization that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world and manages the Large Hadron Collider). Students will get a chance to use software to measure the mass of particles by analyzing data collected by the ATLAS Detector (a cylinder in a cavern 100m below ground at CERN, designed to detect some of the tiniest yet most energetic particles ever created on earth).
For more information visit the McGill Particle Physics Masterclass website.