10-11 March 2021
ICN-UNAM (Virtual)
Mexico/General timezone
The Nuclear Sciences Institute (ICN) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico invites high school students to participate in the International Masterclass on Particle Therapy. The Particle Therapy Masterclass demonstrates the direct impact of fundamental research on medical applications. This Masterclass Project allows participants to familiarise with the actual operation technique used for cancer treatment employing x-rays, protons or carbon ions like a physical knife directed by software programs.  The Particle Therapy Masterclass is integrated in the International Physics Masterclasses, a well-established outreach educational activity and flagship project of the International Particle Physics Outreach Group, IPPOG, spread around the world. Each year more than 13000 students from more than 60 countries come to one of about 225 nearby universities or research centres for one day in order to unravel the mysteries of particle physics and its applications. At the end of each day, like in an international research collaboration, the participants join in a video conference for discussion and combination of their results. This year, the event will be in an online-only format.
Starts 10 Mar 2021 09:00
Ends 11 Mar 2021 12:00
ICN-UNAM (Virtual)