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Each year more than 13.000 high school students in 55 countries come to one of about 225 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.
Discover the world of Quarks and Leptons with real data
- Get out of school for one day and come to a nearby university or research centre
- Get insight into topics and methods of basic research at the fundaments of matter and forces
- Perform measurements on real data from particle physics experiments at CERN
- Participate in an international video conference for discussion of results
- Provide an opportunity for 15- to 19-year old students to discover particle physics
- Take place in more than 200 places in 52 countries with more than 13.000 participants worldwide
- Are organized every year in March
- Are organized at TU Dresden in the framework of the International Particle Physics Outreach Group (IPPOG)
This program is organized at TU Dresden and at QuarkNet Notre Dame in the framework of the International Particle Physics Outreach Group IPPOG. The video linkup between the institutes is realized with valuable technical support from the Vidyo support at CERN IT and at Fermilab IT. We gratefully acknowledge financial support from CERN, EPS HEPP High-Energy and Particle Physics Division of the European Physical Society, and from TU Dresden and from the US National Science Foundation and the US Department of Energy.