UNM QuarkNet hosts VLA tour for teachers
Saturday, May 5, 2018
QuarkNet@UNM hosted teachers from four Albuquerque schools on a technical tour of the Very Large Array and Long Wavelength Array on May 5, 2018 at the Plains of San Agustin site, east of Socorro, NM. The tour was led by UNM astrophysics doctoral candidate Joseph Malins and UNM physics professor (and QuarkNet@UNM director) Sally Seidel.
Albuquerque high school students and teachers' particle physics immersion
Saturday, April 8, 2017
UNM Student Union Building
Physics at the most fundamental level - the smallest and most basic building blocks of matter - is an exotic world. But after an introductory talk and an hour working with data from CERN, students gained insight about the fundamental matter particles and the forces between them. The students were introduced to particle physics, experiments and detectors by an active particle physics researcher. After having lunch with lecturers and tutors, they worked on their own with data from the LHC collider at CERN, then video conferenced to discuss and compare their results with students from other countries and with the moderators at CERN.