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The event is run by our partners at STFC and more information about the content of the days can be found here RAL Masterclass.
The Particle Physics Masterclass is a popular series of one day events for sixth form students and their teachers, run by particle physics researchers at various institutes all over the country. Since the inception of the programme in 1997, they have proved to be stimulating and informative for thousands of students and hundreds of schools. These classes provide excellent support for the material on Particle Physics which is in many 16+ curricula.
The Masterclasses at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) provide the chance to hear talks by leading Particle Physicists from RAL and CERN, tour one of our particle accelerators (Diamond Light Source and the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source) and use data from the Large Hadron Collider to find a Higgs Boson with staff from RAL’s prestigious Particle Physics Department. Programmes, photos and lectures from previous years can be found on the RAL Masterclass website.
As there is still some uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the plans for the RAL Particle Physics Masterclass 2022 are not yet confirmed - we hope to finalise these in December 2021.
On Tuesday 15 March 2022, we will be holding a virtual Particle Physics Masterclass - students and teachers can join from the classroom or from individual computers. This shortened day (running 09:15-15:00, to fit into the school day) will include talks by our particle physicists, a virtual tour of our particle accelerators (the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source and Diamond Light Source), and an interactive computer exercise using real LHC data.
If possible, we will host in-person events at the lab on Wednesday 16 March, Thursday 17 March and Friday 18 March. These events will run from 09:30-16:30 and will include slightly longer and additional talks and in-person tours of the particle accelerators, as well as the computer exercise. Lunch will provided to all participants. These events are typically very over-subscribed, and registering your interest sadly does not guarantee places at the in-person events - once details for the event have been finalised we will let you know whether we have been able to allocate tickets to you.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
To register your interest for these events please visit https://ppm2022.eventbrite.co.uk. All schools will be contacted and notified as to whether they have a place - and whether the event will be 'in person' or virtual, by the end of December 2021.
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