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Particle Physics

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Particle Physics


Agenda for Wednesday March 21, 2012

8 am

Class Starts promptly.

Dr. Hair introduces particle physics, quarks, nuclear forces, and other particle physics topics, including possible areas of research.

9:30 am

Students pick topics to research and explore them in books and on-line.


Check-in with teacher on research results




Dessert and informal discussion with guest speaker, Prof. Smith


Guest speaker presentation

1 pm

Question and answer session with speaker

2 pm

Students and teachers head home with exciting new knowledge


Introductory Presentation

Particle Physics Power Point Presentation


Student Pages

Student research is summarized on the following pages

Quarks 2012

Higgs Boson 2012

Gluons 2012

Graviton 2012

String Theory 2012

Tachyons 2012

The Four Forces 2012


Sources and Links

Symmetry Magazine

"symmetry is a magazine about particle physics and its connections to other aspects of life and science, from interdisciplinary collaborations to policy to culture. It is published 6 times per year by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, both national laboratories funded by the Office of Science of the US Department of Energy."



Particle Adventure

"The Particle Data Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory presents an award-winning interactive tour of quarks, neutrinos, antimatter, extra dimensions, dark matter, accelerators and particle detectors."




"A collection of Web-based games and activities to develop an understanding of the operations and experiments that take place in the Fermilab accelerator and detector halls and the scientific ideas they explore."




"High school students, teachers and physicsts working together on physics research projects exploring the hidden nature of matter, energy, space and time."



World Book at NASA

"World Book Encyclopedia and NASA are working together to provide World Book content to NASA Internet visitors."



Large Hadron Collider at CERN

"The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a gigantic scientific instrument near Geneva, where it spans the border between Switzerland and France about 100 m underground. It is a particle accelerator used by physicists to study the smallest known particles – the fundamental building blocks of all things. It will revolutionise our understanding, from the miniscule world deep within atoms to the vastness of the Universe."




HyperPhysics: Particles

"an exploration environment for concepts in physics which employs concept maps and other linking strategies to facilitate smooth navigation."



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