The CMS Masterclass and Particle Physics Outreach
1 Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, 225 Nieuwland Science Hall, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556 U.S.A.
2 Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Education Office, MS 226, P.O. Box 500, Batavia, Illinois 60510 U.S.A.
a Corresponding author: email@example.com
Published online: 29 April 2014
The CMS Masterclass enables high school students to analyse authentic CMS data. Students can draw conclusions on key ratios and particle masses by combining their analyses. In particular, they can use the ratio of W+ to W− candidates to probe the structure of the proton, they can find the mass of the Z boson, and they can identify additional particles including, tentatively, the Higgs boson. In the United States, masterclasses are part of QuarkNet, a long-term program that enables students and teachers to use cosmic ray and particle physics data for learning with an emphasis on data from CMS.
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