Particle physics workshop

/Particle physics workshop
  • Physics workshop - stuffed particles

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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2018-05-18T14:38:51+00:00 3 May 2018|Curriculum|