Workshop on Modern Physics Information


Saturday, February 15, 2014, 8:45am to 12:30pm


The workshop will be held in the third floor computer lab (lab C) of the Adamany Undergraduate Library on the Wayne State campus. Consult the campus map for directions and parking information You may find unmetered spots along Anthony Wayne Drive for parking. The closest visitor parking is in structure 2 off of Anthony Wayne Drive.


This workshop will introduce you to the CMS e-lab, an online tool that you can use with your students. The e-lab uses data recorded by the CMS experiment of proton-proton collisions at CERN's Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland. You will learn background material on particle physics and detectors, learn how physicists use the information from detectors to reconstruct the proton-proton collision, and explore the data in the e-lab. Along the way you will be exposed to many ideas from modern physics.

Draft Agenda

8:45 to 9:00 Registration
9:00 to 9:30 Welcome and warm-up exercise on histograms
9:30 to 10:00 Introduction to particle physics
10:00 to 10:30 Introduction to the CMS e-lab
10:30 to 10:45 Break
10:45 to 12:00 Hands-on practice with the e-lab software
12:00 to 12:30 Discussion of e-lab results, Q&A, and close-out

Pre-Registration Form

If you have not already pre-registered, please complete pre-registration form