The University of Maryland QuarkNet Science Education Center will host a Particle Physics Masterclass for area high school students, on Wednesday, February 24. Maryland is one of 23 QuarkNet sites hosting a Masterclass, which will give students a chance to deal directly with sophisticated physics data involved in critical research at the CERN collider in Europe.

The Masterclass students will work with particle physicists to analyze measurements from the Large Electron Positron Collider, the predecessor of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in a tunnel at the French-Swiss border, to determine how the Z-boson decays into other particles. Although scientists conducted the original analysis, the high school students will actually conduct their own independent analysis.

More information about the Masterclass is available at:
Contact: Kara Hoffman, (301) 405-7263