The final lecture of the day was on dark matter. Unfortunately I don’t have many pictures from this as my camera needed recharging. The lecturer was Dr Pawel Majewski. For further information click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_matter Dark matter is mass that cannot be seen that seems to affect matter. Gravitational lensing involve gravitational fields bending the […]Read more "Particle Physics Masterclass 2012"
In the next activity the students were given actual data from the LHC to analyse. Abdi and Nithus. Antony and Dinesh. Antony and Dinesh getting some guidance. Anish, Arjun and Devan getting some advice.Read more "Particle Physics Masterclass 2012"
After a delicious lunch our afternoon began with a lecture on the large hadron collider by Dr Kristian Harder. Dr Harder began his talk by showing how the scale of experiments to investigate the structure of the atom has increased over time. The next slide is a jokeRead more "Partical Physics Masterclass 2012"
The year 13s were given a brilliant tour of ISIS. ISIS experiments use neutrons and muons to investigate the properties of materials at the atomic level. Click here for more information: http://www.isis.stfc.ac.uk/ Dr Dan Faircloth started our visit with a lecture about ISIS. Areas of research carried out at ISIS. ISIS is a giant microscope […]Read more "Particle Physics Masterclass 2012"
The second lecture was given by Professor Bill Scott on the fundamentals of particle physics. There are 12 fundamental matter particles and 12 forces. Gravity is ignored as it is so weak. The professor summarised the basic parts of the atom. The positive proton has a mass equivalent of 938.3 MeV, the neutral neutron has […]Read more "Particle Physics Masterclass 2012"
Particle Physics Masterclass Every year various colleges and research establishments put on Particle Physics Masterclasses and this year Rooksheath Year 13s were privileged to be able to attend the Particle Physics Masterclass at the Rutherford Appleton laboratory on the 15th of March. Rutherford Appleton Laboratory is near Didcot in Oxfordshire and supports research in areas […]Read more "Particle Physics Masterclass 2012"