ATLAS masterclass 2015

The VISPA ATLAS group hosted its forth Masterclass on 18 April 2015, with 24 keen students from eight High Schools.  The students gathered at the University of Victoria for a one day crash course in particle physics, experiencing what it's like to be an ATLAS scientist. 

The program included a presentation on particle physics and cosmology, a presentation on the Large hadron Collider and the ATLAS detector, physics demonstrations, a live video tour of the ATLAS control room in CERN, and hands on analysis of actual ATLAS data to find Z and Higgs bosons.  Results were shared via video conference with other teams in Vancouver at TRIUMF and Simon Fraser University.  Many thanks to the High School teachers and students for their participation, and to all the VISPA members involved in organizing this event.

photo credits: Danika MacDonell and Kayla McLean.