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Particle Physics Master Classes

The 13th edition of Particle Physics Master Classes will be held on Friday, March 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Faculty of Sciences and at the Institute of Physics of Cantabria. Organized by the Institute of Physics of Cantabria.

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Audience profile: Cantabrian High school students.

Recap: this activity takes place in IFCA. It belongs to several educational journeys promote by International Particle Physics Outreach Group. Students come to IFCA, where some researchers teach them about particle physics and measure methodology.

Next, students proceed to make real measures from Large Hadron Collider helped by researchers.

Finally, youngsters participate in a videoconference between Aacheb, Palaiseau, Alexandria and Padova where other students groups are developing the same activity.

Registration: registration time lasts until 1 March, 2017 deadline. It's possible to registrate by e-mail here adding this ​​​​questionnaire.

Enquiries: it's possible to send an e-mail to this direction: ​​or calling 942 201 404 to contact us.

Update (2016): Several High-Schools joined the event such as IES Bernardino Escalante, IES Besaya, IES La Marina, IES Ricardo Bernardo, IES Santa Clara, IES Villajunco, IES Las Llamas, IES Saturnino de la Peña, IES Dr. José Zapatero Domínguez.

At nine o'clock, our Dean Francisco Matorras welcomed students.

After that, UNICAN professor Alberto Ruíz made an introductory speech about the Standard Model of Particle Physics and large colliders.

Next, IFCA researcher Jonathan Piedra explained youngsters the CERN experimental methods basis.

Using this knowledge, some students analized real data from LHC (CMS, ATLAS, ALICE and LHCB-).


  • Instituto de Física de Cantabria
    Edificio Juan Jordá
    Avenida de los Castros, s/n
    E-39005 Santander
    Cantabria, España

  • El Instituto de Física de Cantabria es un Centro Mixto del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas y de la Universidad de Cantabria.