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Thursday , 10 July 2014
(at 13:00 in room HAL 115)
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Opening the Window of Particle Physics Research to High School Students

Michael Kobel and Uta Bilow

Institut für Kern- und Teilchenphysik, TU Dresden

Particle physics is one of the rapidly emerging fields of science. The discovery of the Higgs boson at the LHC in summer 2012 led to a huge media echo and large public interest. Two outreach programmes – International Masterclasses and Netzwerk Teilchenwelt - give high school students the possibility to participate in this cutting-edge research and to work with real data collected by the experiments at the LHC. Both programmes are led by TU Dresden. International Masterclasses attract more than 10.000 worldwide per year, the German programme Netzwerk Teilchenwelt offers every year a multi-step programme for 5.000 participants in Germany, ranging from Masterclasses at schools to workshops at CERN.

Brief Bio:

Michael Kobel studied physics in Erlangen and obtained a PhD in 1991. He was a CERN fellow, habilitated at the University of Freiburg and joined the University of Bonn as a professor for Particle Physics. Since 2006, he holds the chair for Particle Physics at TU Dresden. He is a member of the ATLAS collaboration at CERN, his research is focussed on extensions of the Standard Model. A major strand of his work is outreach in Particle Physics and he has initiated several education projects.

Uta Bilow studied chemistry in Bonn and received her PhD in 1994. She works as a freelance science writer for print and broadcast media. Since 2008, she is the coordinator of International Masterclasses, an outreach programme in particle physics for high school students, led at TU Dresden.

Announcement (pdf)

Slides Kobel (pdf)

Slides Bilow (pdf)

Invited by G. Cuniberti

Within the nanoSeminar

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