On Thursday 3 May, we welcomed Dr Maria Pavlidou from the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham. Maria led a particle physics workshop with the students going to CERN in June.
The session covered:
- Interactive talk on the research that is carried out at CERN, the atomic and sub-atomic structure of matter and the families of particles in the standard model
- Interactive demos on how physicists discover what particles are inside atoms without being able to see the particles themselves
- Workshop 1 where students design and make a model of a subatomic particle using simple materials e.g. plastic balls, plasticine, decorations
- Workshop 2 where students write a story, or act a story, on how subatomic particles interact with each other.
The students gained valuable insights into the subject to take away with them on their upcoming trip to Switzerland.
CERN & LDC QUIZ
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