The 2014 series of Masterclasses at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory will take place during four separate days on 4, 5, 6, and 7th March 2014. This will be the 17th year we have run these events.
Further details can be found below about this and previous Masterclasses to give you a flavour of what happens on the day.
In 2013, we welcomed 45 schools from all over southern England with around 650 participants. These included:Clayesmore
School, Weston Sixth Form, Wallingford School, Radley College, European
School Culham, Desborough College, Stonar School, Royal Latin School,
Blundell's School, Blessed George Napier School, Rooks Heath College,
Bartholomew School, Heathland School, D'Overbroeck's College, King
Alfred's College Wantage, Henley College, Dauntsey School, John O'Gaunt
Community Technology College, Reeds School, The Piggott School,
Bradfield College, Cleeve School, Cokethorpe School, Cranleigh College,
Hampshire Collegiate School, Shooters Hill Campus, Park House School,
Pangbourne College, Bloxham School, John Bentley School, The Harvey
Grammar School, King Edward VI College, Mander Portman Woodward School,
Pate's Grammar School Cheltenham, Standbridge Earls School, Abingdon
School, Poole High School, Bulmershe School, RGS Worcester, Bellerbys
College, Guildford High School, Cirencester College, Portsmouth High
School and Hartbury College.
The 2012 programme, along with a number of photographs from the 2010 Masterclasses are available.
Risk assessment form for schools (2012).
Photographs from previous events are also available.
Details of some of the computer exercises and demonstrations can be found below:
events 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.
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
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One of a set of Masterclasses organised by the High Energy Particle Physics Group of the Institute of Physics throughout the UK.