Workshop 2012

Syracuse University QuarkNet Workshop 2012

Workshop participants 2012
Group Photo 2012. Back Row: Ray Mountain (SU-Res.Prof), John Lerner (Baldwinsville HS), Anna Fadeeva (SU-ug), Josh Buchman (Fayetteville-Manlius HS), Ryan Sokol (Little Falls HS), Justin Shute (Fayetteville-Manlius HS). Middle Row: Tanya Rutter (Holland Patent), Cynthia Lamphere (Port Byron HS), Alexa Perry (Fayetteville-Manlius HS), Wanda Padula (Liverpool HS), Emily Kraus (SU-ug). Bottom row: Dylan Hsu (SU-ug), Ranald Bleakley (Weedsport HS), Michael Madden (Canandaigua HS), Steve Blusk (SU-Prof). Not Shown: Mitch Soderberg (SU-Prof), Erika Cowan (SU-ug). [Abbreviations: SU = Syracuse University, ug = undergraduate, HS = high school.]

June 25, 2012 to July 13, 2012 @ SU

The Syracuse University High Energy Physics Group organized a three week long summer QuarkNet program in the Physics Department at Syracuse University. High school teachers from around the central New York area are the participants. QuarkNet is a NSF/DOE funded program to provide professional development and on-going support for high school physics teachers via interactions with researchers in the field of particle physics. More information about QuarkNet can be found at the QuarkNet Website. For more information about this workshop, please contact Professor Steve Blusk or Professor Mitch Soderberg.

Teacher participants working on studying cosmic rays using scintillators, photomultiplier tubes, data acquistion and web-based analysis software

2012 Lectures

Title Files Author
Welcome pdf Steve Blusk
Particle Physics 1 – General Intro: Cosmos & Quarks pdf Steve Blusk
Relativity pdf Mitch Soderberg
Quantum Mechanics pdf Mitch Soderberg
Detectors and Accelerators pdf Mitch Soderberg
Particle Physics 2 – Introduction to SM pdf Steve Blusk
Particle Physics 3 – Strong & EM forces pdf Steve Blusk
Particle Physics 4 – Strong & EM forces finale pdf Steve Blusk
The Higgs Boson pdf, also see links below Steve Blusk
The Weak Force pdf Steve Blusk
The Weak Force – part deux pdf Steve Blusk
Detecting and Observing particles pdf Steve Blusk
Detecting and Observing particles – part 2 pdf Steve Blusk
Neutrinos pdf Steve Blusk/Mitch Soderberg
Dark Matter pdf Richard Schnee
Overview of Lab Activities pptx Ray Mountain
Applications of High Energy Physics pptx Ray Mountain

2012 Activities

Title Files Assistant
Muon Lifetime pdf Emily Kraus
Gamma Ray Spectroscopy pdf Erika Cowan
Wire Resonance pdf Emily Kraus
Electronics 1: Op Amps & Si Dets pdf Dylan Hsu
Electronics 2: ADCs & DAQ pdf Anna Fadeeva

Here is a webpage with reference material for the lab activities

About the Higgs

LHCb Event Display