International Particle Physics Outreach Group
 
International Masterclasses
10th International Masterclasses 2014

Each year about 10.000 high school students in 40 countries come to one of about 200 nearby universities or research centres for one day in order to unravel the mysteries of particle physics. Lectures from active scientists give insight in topics and methods of basic research at the fundaments of matter and forces, enabling the students to perform measurements on real data from particle physics experiments themselves. At the end of each day, like in an international research collaboration, the participants join in a video conference for discussion and combination of their results. See here for media coverage.

International Masterclasses 2014 will take place from 12.3. - 12.4.2014, including U.S. Masterclasses.

Discover the world of Quarks and Leptons with real data

  • get out of school for one day and come to a nearby university or research centre
  • get insight into topics and methods of basic research at the fundaments of matter and forces
  • perform measurements on real data from particle physics experiments at CERN
  • participate in an international video conference for discussion of results


International Masterclasses

  • provide an opportunity for 15- to 19-year old students to discover particle physics
  • take place in more than 130 places in 28 countries with more than 6000 participants worldwide
  • are organized every year in March
  • are organized at TU Dresden in the framework of the International Particle Physics Outreach Group (IPPOG)



This program is organized at TU-Dresden and at QuarkNet Notre Dame in the framework of the International Particle Physics Outreach Group IPPOG. The video linkup between the institutes is realized with valuable technical support from the Vidyo support at CERN IT and at Fermilab IT. We gratefully acknowledge financial support from CERN, EPS HEPP High-Energy and Particle Physics Division of the European Physical Society, and from TU Dresden and from the US National Science Foundation and the US Department of Energy. An offline version of this website is available as DVD from the organizers.