Presentation on theme: "1 Welcome RAL Particle Physics Masterclasses 17 - 19 March 2004 Bill Scott"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome RAL Particle Physics Masterclasses 17 - 19 March 2004 Bill Scott http://hepwww.rl.ac.uk/pust/masterclass.htm
2 Particle Physics and RAL Rutherford High Energy Laboratory created in 1957 for research into particle physics. UK accelerators - NIMROD proton synchrotron Closed in 1978 and revamped as ISIS pulsed neutron source - visit today. Today, RAL is a multi-disciplinary laboratory e.g. Space-Science, Lasers, DIAMOND..., employing in total > 1000 people ( 90 Particle Physic). PPD now using international facilities - CERN (Geneva), DESY (Hamburg), SLAC (Stanford), FNAL (Chicago) + underground expts in Minnesota, Sudbury, Boulby… Talks today will cover some of the work in these centres + future projects.
3 Rutherford 1911- 1919 Rutherford, Geiger and Marsden discovered the nucleus using particles (University of Manchester).
5 DIAMOND Synchrotron To be built at RAL. Start of operation = 2006. Cost = £195M. Studies at molecular/atomic level.
6 Masterclass-2004 Programme 10.30Particle Physics Today-IDr. Bill Murray 11.10Introduction to ISISDr. Martyn Bull 11.30Group A1-A4: 11.40 ISIS Visit / A5-A8: Q & A A1-A4: 12.20 Q & A / A1-A4: ISIS Visit Group B1-B8: 11.40 Study of W ± Decays 12.45Buffet Lunch (R18) 13.30Particle Physics Today – II Dr. Bruce Kennedy 14.10Group A1-A8: 14.20 Study of W ± Decays Group B1-B4: 14.20 ISIS Visit / B5-B8 Q & A B1-B4: 15.00 Q & A / B5-B8 ISIS Visit 15.35The Search for WIMPs in the UK Dr. Nigel Smith 16.15Tea and Departure (R22) Material can be found at: http://hepwww.rl.ac.uk/pust/masterclass.htm
7 Competition for CERN 50th Anniversary Task:“Happy 50th Birthday, CERN – A Celebration” Produce one of the following: An article suitable for a magazine such as New Scientist, outlining the history and achievements of CERN (Approx 1000 words) A Powerrpoint Presentation on the same topic A Website (suggested maximum of 5 pages) on the same topic. 1st Prize: Team of 4 (or individual winner + 3 invitees) and a teacher from the school - visit to CERN and Geneva (probably 1 day with 2 nights in CERN hostel) – (Funded by PPARC) Timescale: Competition Deadline: October 2004 Judging by mid-November (3 Judges include to include PPARC, IoP and HEPP Community) CERN visit February 2005