On 3 and 7 April Georgian Technical University hosted international particle physics masterclass organized by CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research). GTU Rector, Prof. Archil Prangishvili opened the ceremony.
IPPOG (International Particle Physics Outreach Group) representative in Georgia, Dr. Keti Medzmariashvili, Dr. Despina Hatzifotiadou, IPPOG Coordinator of ALICE Experiment and Dr. IIrakli Minashvili, ATLAS Georgian claster leader participated in the event together with GTU administration authorities. Georgian Engineering Team (GET) took all responsibilities for local organization of event.
Hands on particle physics is huge international masterclass and its main aim is to popularize particle physics. Masterclass involves 52 countries and more than 200 universities or research centers and gives opportunity to youth (aged 15-19) to unravel the mysteries of particle physics. Lectures from active scientists give insight in topics and methods of basic research at the basics of matter and forces, enabling the students to perform measurements on real data from particle physics experiments themselves. At the end of each day, like in an international research collaboration, the participants joined in a video conference for discussion and combination of their results.
Besides Georgian Technical University masterclass in parallel was conducted in Brookhaven (New York, US), Czech Technical University (Prague, Czech), Rome Tor Vergata (Rome, Italy), Dubrovnik (Zagreb, Croatia), Istanbul-Ozyegin (Istanbul, Turkey). After the masterclasses participants from given universities had a chance to ask questions to CERN moderators and do a little quiz, after this they were given International certificates.
For more detail information about the Masterclass see official page
, Indico link for the first session
and Indico link for second session