The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Particle Physics

Date: July 7 - July 20, 2019

Explore the exciting world of electrons, particles of light, the famous Higgs boson, and more. Learn about the fundamental forces and conservation laws that govern this world of particles, and, by extension, our world. In addition to the underlying physics concepts, learn about how modern science is done by actually doing it. Work in teams to analyze real data from modern particle experiments such as the CMS experiment at CERN. Decide what particle to focus on and figure out how to separate collisions in which your particle is produced from background "look-alike" events. The skills you will develop, such as statistical analysis, are used not only by particle physics, but also by professionals in astronomy, genetics, epidemiology, and the new field of data science.

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Brokk Toggerson

Lecturer, Department of Physics