Our annual masterclasses are primarily intended for those students taking modules
which include particle physics at 'A' or 'AS' level, but are also open
to any physics student or teacher interested in studying or teaching the
subject. The Masterclasses will consist of a mixture of talks given by
researchers in the Particle Physics Department, hands-on practical
sessions and visits to experimental facilities.
This is one of a set of Masterclasses organised by the High Energy Particle Physics Group of the Institute of Physics throughout the UK.
This year's masterclasses will be held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions on Thursday 4th March.
|Instructions - Computing Workshop|
If you have been sent a login id for monty follow the instructions here:PPM-DataExercise_LogIn.pdf
If you don't have a monty login id you can use the alternative on MyBinder
Some FAQs answered here:
I don't have any login info?
Dead kernel error
- Click on the kernel tab at the top and choose 'Restart kernel'
- If the error persists after restarting kernel. On monty go to file -> hub control panel, and then click stop server. After a few seconds a start button should show up which should hopefully work. If not ask us in the Q&A
Nothing appears after running the code
- Try opening the 'Run' tab and clicking 'Run Selected Cell'
- It can also take a little while to calculate, especially when there's a lot of people using it at once. If there is a [*] to the left of the cell, it means it is still calculating.
- If it is still not calculating or taking too long, try restarting the kernel, or refreshing the page, and this should hopefully fix it
Error after running code “NameError: name '….' is not defined"
- This means you haven't run code earlier which imports the package (e.g. numpy). Go back and run the code which will look something like this: “import …. as .."
Our 2020 Masterclass Lectures are on YouTube
Lecture slides and Programme from the 2017 Masterclasses
A Very Brief Guide To Accelerators.pdf - Tom Williams
Fundamentals of Particle Physics.pdf - Emmanuel Olaiya
The Large Hadron Collider.pdf - Benjamin Radburn-Smith
Applications of Accelerators.pdf - Rob Edgecock
The very first Masterclass at RAL was held in 1998 when we
entertained 114 students from ten different schools. Our popularity
increased and in the year 2000 we attracted over 200 students and
separate Masterclasses had to be organised over two days to cope with
the numbers! This demand continued in 2001 with attendance having to be
restricted to 245 students from 19 schools. In 2002 we adopted a three
day format and routinely entertained 500 students each year for the next
ten years. In 2012, we went to a four day format and accommodated
approximately 700 participants.
For general information, please contact:
Dr. Emmanuel Olaiya
Tel: +44 (0)1235 778099
Fax: +44 (0)1235 446733
Dr. Julie Kirk
Tel: +44 (0)1235 445965
Fax: +44 (0)1235 446733
Public Engagement team contact:
Tel: +44 (0)1235 445789
Fax: +44 (0)1235 446665