How would you like to get your hands on real LHC data to analyse it to find W & Z bosons, and look for evidence of the Higgs? UCD School of Physics is offering you the chance!

Each year about 8000 secondary school students in 31 countries worldwide come to one of 120 nearby universities or research centres for one day in order to unravel the mysteries of particle physics. Here at UCD School of Physics, we provide students with state-of-the-art computing facilities, specialised software, expert guidance and real data direct from the ATLAS experiment at CERN in order to allow them to study W and Z boson events by observing their decay products and apply this knowledge to search for the Higgs boson.

This activity is open to secondary school students with an interest in studying physics at University level. No advanced experience is required, though an interest in particle physics and the recent results from CERN is an advantage. This is an excellent opportunity for students who are considering entering a Physics focused third level education path.


The next UCD School of Physics International Masterclass will take place in March 2019.