University of Birmingham deliver Physics Masterclass

Eight Year 12 physics students took part in a virtual whole day masterclass reviewing and illustrating some of the latest developments in particle physics research hosted by the University of Birmingham School of Physics and Astronomy.

The students took part in the following activities:
• Talks from academic staff and young postgraduate researchers about particle physics and the latest experiments including the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the biggest and most energetic particle accelerator ever built
• Computer based activities where students can get hands-on experience of some of the techniques used by particle physics researchers
• Q&A sessions with experts in the field
• Live video conferencing to CERN

The masterclass was thoroughly enjoyed by the students and thanks to the University of Birmingham for inviting us.