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QuarkNet. A national program that partners high school teachers with particle physicists working at the energy frontier in hadron collider physics. Randy Ruchti Department of Physics. Outline. Particle Physics Where do we do it How does QuarkNet fit in Nationally

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quarknet

QuarkNet

A national program that partners high school teachers with particle physicists working at the energy frontier in hadron collider physics.

Randy Ruchti

Department of Physics

outline
Outline
  • Particle Physics
  • Where do we do it
  • How does QuarkNet fit in
    • Nationally
    • Locally - Notre Dame Center
  • What is going on
  • Outlook and prospects

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particle physics the energy frontier
Particle Physics - the Energy Frontier

A key equation:

E2 = p2c2 + m2c4

New Physics:

Higgs Bosons

Supersymmetry

String Theory

Hidden Dimensions

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fermilab tevatron collider and main injector batavia illinois
Fermilab Tevatron Collider and Main InjectorBatavia, Illinois

Our Tool:

Synchrotrons &

Colliding Beams

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CMS Experiment at LHC

CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

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research coverage
Research Coverage
  • There are 60 US universities and national laboratories involved in hadron collider physics research at Fermilab and CERN in four large experiments:
    • DØ*, CDF at Fermilab
    • CMS*, ATLAS at CERN
        • *Notre Dame particle physicists are involved on these.

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motivation
Motivation
  • Particle physics experiments take a long time to build and operate. Typically 10-15 years.
  • Particle physics experiments are expensive.
  • A great deal of education and outreach activity takes place nationally, but is often incoherent in application.

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vision
Vision
  • Give teachers a partnership in the research associated with the experiments.
  • Reach into high schools through classroom transfer.
  • Work for geographic and cultural balance.
  • Operate the program for an extended period of time so that it can have impact (>5yr).

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Involvement by states in hadron collider physics and QuarkNet Centers in FY 99 and FY 00.

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Funding

Agencies

QuarkNet Project Schematic

4 Principal

4 Staff Teachers

Investigators

(Project Staff)

Advisory

CERN

one acts as

one acts as

Group

project

project director

spokesperson

2 Lead

At Least 2

Site i

Fermilab

Teachers

Physicists

Associate

Associate

Associate

Teacher

Teacher

Teacher

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2

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STUDENT RESEARCHERS

An integral part of TeV Run II Experiments;

LHC turn-on; and ATLAS/CMS experiments.

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Approved for funding by NSF/ESIE

      • January 1999
  • Matching funding from DOE/DHEP
      • through Fermilab
  • Matching funding from NSF/EPP
      • through Notre Dame

QuarkNet

  • Principal Investigators
      • M. Bardeen, Fermilab Education Office - Spokesperson
      • R. M. Barnett, LBNL, ATLAS
      • O. K. Baker, Hampton University
      • R. Ruchti, Notre Dame, USCMS
  • Staff Teachers
      • Tom Jordan, IMSA, Fermilab - Project Director
      • Andi Erzberger, Palo Alto, LBNL
      • Ken Cecire, Newport News, Hampton
      • Pat Mooney, Trinity, Notre Dame

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QuarkNet FY99 - FY00

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notre dame quarknet center
Notre Dame QuarkNet Center
  • Vision
    • A community of researchers including faculty,postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduatestudents and high school teachers and high school students.
  • Location
    • 929 N. Eddy Street, just south of campus.
    • A fully functional research lab.
      • Serves CMS, DØ experiments.
      • Houses office, lab spaces, and student experimental areas.
      • SBIR program on scintillator development.
      • Cosmic Ray Detector Development.

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cms quarknet lab 929 n eddy st
CMS/QuarkNet Lab929 N. Eddy St

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Notre Dame QuarkNet Center

Fermilab

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Notre Dame QuarkNet Center

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September 1999: Initial Meeting for ND Center

& Weekly Meetings during the 99-00 Academic Year

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notre dame quarknet center1
Notre Dame QuarkNet Center
  • Academic Structure*
    • 3-8 week summer research
      • PHYS 598Q (teachers) 1-3 credits
      • PHYS 098Q (students) 1-3 credits
    • academic year research
      • PHYS 598R (teachers) 1 credit
      • PHYS 098R (students) 1 credit
    • discussion sections, laboratory activity
        • *thanks to effort from K. Newman, J. Maddox, B. Bunker

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ND QuarkNet Center: Staff

  • Mentors
      • Jim Bishop
      • Dan Karmgard
      • Randy Ruchti
      • Mitch Wayne
  • QuarkNet Staff
      • Pat Mooney
  • CMS/DØ Staff
      • Barry Baumbaugh
      • Jeff Marchant
      • Mark Vigneault
  • Administration
      • Jennifer Maddox
  • Lead Teachers
      • LeRoy Castle, La Porte
      • Dale Wiand, Adams
  • Associate Teachers
      • Ken Andert, LaLumiere
      • Beth Beiersdorf, LaSalle
      • Jeff Chorny, LakeShore
      • Helene Douerty, St. Joseph
      • Maggie Jensen, Gavit
      • Tom Loughran, Trinity
      • Kevin Johnston*, Jimtown
      • Rick Roberts*, Clay

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quarknet staff and teachers
QuarkNet Staff and Teachers

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teacher schedule
Teacher Schedule
  • Three week workshop
    • Mornings: particle physics interactive discussions
    • Afternoons: classroom transfer and research discussions and research activities
    • Fermilab tours (one with students)
  • Five week research experience
    • Presentation on research work in RET forum

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high school students
1999

D. Dickerson, Adams

D. Saddawi, Adams

2000 (45 Applicants)

R. Bhavsar, Adams

R. Bourke, LaLumiere

M. Busk, Trinity

Z. Clark, Jimtown

P. Davenport, Trinity

A. DeCelles, Trinity

N. Garg, Clay

J. Martin, Clay

S. May, Adams

G. Outlaw, LaSalle

R. Ribeiro, Trinity

R. Smith, Jimtown

J. Tristano, LaLumiere

K. Whitaker, LaSalle

R. Wiltfong, Riley

High School Students

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quarknet students summer 00
QuarkNet Students - Summer ‘00

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student schedule
Student Schedule
  • Morning Shift: 7:30am-1:00pm
  • Afternoon Shift: 12:00pm-5:30pm
      • work at QuarkNet Lab or Nieuwland Science Hall
  • Luncheon interactive physics discussions and/or seminars: 12:00pm-1:00pm
    • At QuarkNet Lab
      • discussions: Karmgard, Mooney, Ruchti
      • seminars: Bigi, Cushing, Hildreth, Konigsberg (UFL), Lynker (IUSB), Wayne

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d experiment making fiber optic waveguide bundles
DØ Experiment - Making Fiber-optic Waveguide Bundles

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wayne seminar
Wayne Seminar

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konigsberg seminar
Konigsberg Seminar

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summary
Summary
  • It has been an exciting period of growth for QuarkNet nationally and locally.
  • We have worked extensively with 11 teachers and 15 high school students.
  • The program should grow, now that the word is out.
  • We are now in need of sustaining resources to manage the local program properly.

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sustaining the effort
Sustaining the Effort
  • NSF/DOE Funding
      • QuarkNet out-year funding
      • RET (research experiences for teachers)
      • Experimental construction funds, DØ and CMS
  • Endowment or Corporate Sponsorship
      • AEP, Siemens, …?
  • Other initiatives
      • Nanotechnology Center proposal to NSF by the College of Engineering
      • New Particle Physics initiatives.

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quarknet summer 2000
QuarkNet - Summer 2000

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