16-17 March 2021
ICN-UNAM (Virtual)
Mexico/General timezone
The ALICE-ICN group of the National Autonomous University of Mexico invites high school students to participate in the ALICE MasterClasses 2021. The ALICE detector has been built to exploit the unique physics potential of nucleus-nucleus collisions at LHC energies energies. Our aim is to study the physics of strongly interacting matter at the highest energy densities reached so far in the laboratory. In such condition, an extreme phase of matter - called the quark-gluon plasma - is formed. Our universe is thought to have been in such a primordial state for the first few millionths of a second after the Big Bang. Within the framework of International Masterclasses, the ALICE Masterclass is a one-day-activity taking place at a university or research institute. Researchers invite high school students and let them be scientists for one day. The core activity is a measurement with real data from ALICE. Students will use a simplified ALICE event display based on ROOT to identify and categorise strange particles (V0s: Ks, Λ, anti-Λ) from their decay pattern, combined with invariant mass calculation. The results will be discussed with students from Italy (Trieste, Salerno and Bologna) and Greece (EKFE Kentrou, EKFE Khanion). This year, the event will be in an online-only format. Topic: ALICE MasterClass @ UNAM Join Zoom Meeting https://cern.zoom.us/j/68281543064?pwd=ckNXSU81dHZ4VWxseEVyWldSbEh6Zz09
Starts 16 Mar 2021 09:00
Ends 17 Mar 2021 12:00
ICN-UNAM (Virtual)