IGFAE hosts a Masterclass in particle physics on April 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.