Tuesday March 22nd 2016
Southampton University School of Physics and Astronomy is hosting a day long event, highlighting some of the latest developments in Particle Physics research, and enabling physics students in their sixth form (and their teachers) to experience the excitement of research in this fundamental field. It provides the opportunity to relate A-level physics to fundamental research, and provides valuable access to practical experience and enthusiastic practitioners.
The following activities have been planned for the Masterclass
- "Light Fantastic" - a laser display and talk by Prof Nick Evans on Relativity and Quantum Mechanics
- "The Particle World" a talk by James French (a PhD student) about the sub-atomic world
- "Counting Quarks at LEP" - a computer lab session in which the students will study events from a major particle physics experiment to determine the number of quark colours.
- "The Large Hadron Collider and Beyond" - a talk by Prof Steve King on the current frontier of the field from the higgs boson to supersymmetry and the current LHC status.
- Tuesday 22nd, March 2016, 10:00am-4:00pm
- You will need to bring a packed lunch with you!
- How to get to the University Of Southampton
- Finding the Highfield Campus.
Particle Physics Links
Read about a previous Masterclass event in Southampton here
Learn about Particle Physics:
The Particle Adventure
Particle Physics in the UK
Materials for Schools from Royal Holloway
High Energy Physics Laboratories
SLAC Virtual Visitor Centre
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
History of the Neutrino
The Official String Theory web-site
|Prof Nick Evans||
+44 (0)23 8059 2092
+44 (0)23 8059 3910
Numbers are limited, so apply early!
One of a set of Masterclasses organised by the High Energy Particle Physics Group of the Institute of Physics throughout the UK during 2005