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Title: The CMS Masterclass and Particle Physics Outreach

The CMS Masterclass enables high school students to analyse authentic CMS data. Students can draw conclusions on key ratios and particle masses by combining their analyses. In particular, they can use the ratio of W^+ to W^- candidates to probe the structure of the proton, they can find the mass of the Z boson, and they can identify additional particles including, tentatively, the Higgs boson. In the United States, masterclasses are part of QuarkNet, a long-term program that enables students and teachers to use cosmic ray and particle physics data for learning with an emphasis on data from CMS.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. Notre Dame U.
  2. Fermilab
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1289780
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-CONF-13-651-WDRS
1294265
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: EPJ Web Conf.; Journal Volume: 71; Conference: 2nd International Conference on New Frontiers in Physics, Kolymbari, Crete, Greece, 08/28-09/05/2013
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS