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.


Test your knowledge on CERN and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) with this quiz.

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