The International Masterclasses Hands-on Particle Physics program includes the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) experiment, which is another major particle detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN.
On 9 March 2023 Georgian Technical University held an international masterclasses Hands on Particle Physics organized by the Georgian Technical University Faculty of Informatics and Control Systems, Nuclear Engineering Center.
Participants in the program can work with real data from the CMS experiment and use software tools to analyze the data. They can learn about the properties of the Higgs boson, the search for dark matter, and other topics in particle physics. participants can also interact with scientists and researchers who work on the CMS experiment and get a first-hand look at how particle physics research is conducted. The program is a great opportunity for high school students and their teachers to gain hands-on experience in particle physics and explore potential career paths in science and research.
The ceremony was opened by the Rector of GTU David Gurgenidze and other officials of the Georgian technical university. Nuclear Engineering Center Project Manager Alexander Sharmazanashvili presented a lecture about the CERN and IPPOG and HEP Visualization Applications; As well as Doctor Juansher Jejelava gave a lecture on High Energy Physics and LHC experiments, Lectures from active scientists gave insight into topics and methods of basic research at the fundaments of matter and forces, enabling the students to perform measurements on real data from particle physics experiments themselves. Doctor Niko Tsutskiridza gave a lecture iSPY Application.
In the end, like in international research collaboration, the participants join in a video conference for discussion and a combination of their results. Participants from 5 different universities had a chance to ask questions to CERN moderators and do a little quiz. After the whole masterclass, they were given International Certificates.