IGFAE hosts a Masterclass in particle physics in spring every year. During this activity, we invite Galician high school students to participate and become high energy physicists for one day. The students take a day off from school to analyse data of the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) under the supervision of IGFAE scientists. At the end of the day, the students discuss the obtained results in a video conference other scientists at CERN or Femilab, and with other participating institutes from around the world. This gives students the experience of working in an international collaboration, which is part of CERN’s everyday life.
The Masterclass at IGFAE is part of an annual program called International Masterclasses. Scientists at about 210 universities and laboratories host Masterclasses at their home institutions. The Masterclasses this year are organized from February until April in more than 50 countries worldwide.
More information: http://igfae.usc.es/masterclass/
MASTERCLASS “Day of Women and Girls in Science”
IGFAE believes it is essential to promote the full and equitable access and participation of all people in science. Moved by this same principle of equity, the General Assembly of United Nations proclaimed February 11 as the “International Day of Women and Girls in Science”. For the second year in a row, IGFAE joins this anniversary with an event aimed at female high school students.
The objectives of the masterclass are, on the one hand, to bring female high school students closer to the work of the researchers of the institute, thus making visible the scientific work carried out by women and promoting scientific vocations in girls. A series of introductory lectures on current Particle Physics will be given. In addition, a computer training will be done in groups with real data from a CERN experiment. Later, the results will be discussed by videoconference with CERN and other European centers that partcipate in the event simultaneously.
More information: https://igfae.usc.es/masterclass_women_in_science/