Half day presentation and discussion on the ATLAS experiment and the HYPATIA demonstrator in Messini,Peloponese, Greece.

Thursday, 30 July, 2015
Messini, Peloponese, Giannitsa, Macedonia, Greece

The implementation was part of a four day summer school organized by the Greek Society of Physicists for the very best students of age 15-17. Students from ten schools of the greater Kalamata region participated.

In the morning a virtual visit to the ATLAS experiment took place where C. Kourkoumelis and N.Tsirintanis guided the forty participating students to the ATLAS data taking center.

This was followed by a talk and hands-on implementation of the ISE HYPATIA demonstrator by G. Vasileiadis and colleagues from EA.

The students followed all steps of the demonstartor and answered the PISA questions on each step. The majorty of time was spent in the third phase where they used the embedded HYPATIA tool to search for Z and Higgs boons. The studenst worked in groups of two due to the limited number of available PC’s  but answered individually the PISA questions The results of the PISA accessment can be found at http://goo.gl/6nJFLf

Learning Outcomes

  • Acquaintance with the High-Energy Physics research and CERN
  • Familiarisation with the ISE project
  • Familiarisation with the HYPATIA demonstrator and event analysis techniques