First event at GSI and FAIR in the context of Netzwerk Teilchenwelt
On June 11 and 14 the first event in the context of Netzwerk Teilchenwelt took place at GSI and FAIR. About 20 high school students of Schuldorf Bergstraße got to know the basics of heavy ion and particle physics in a teaching unit and afterwards took a one-day trip to GSI and FAIR. There they visited the research facility and analyzed real experiment data. The membership of GSI in Netzwerk Teilchenwelt opens up new options in promotion of young researchers.
The GSI Helmholtzzentrum is part of the Netzwerk Teilchenwelt since 2017. The network supports particle physics institutes in Germany to offer workshops on astrophysics and particle physics for young people and teachers at schools, school labs or museums. Now the first two-day workshop took place at the campus of GSI and FAIR and at Schuldorf Bergstraße. One GSI scientist and two GSI PhD students, who are active in Netzwerk Teilchenwelt, managed the event with support of the teacher. The students got an impression of the principles of research at accelerator experiments by working with real science data. They analyzed data of the CERN experiment ALICE where GSI researchers are involved. On the tour through the facility the students saw particle accelerators and large detectors.
For eight years the International Masterclass takes place at GSI and FAIR, where students analyze real experiment data as well. With the help of Netzwerk Teilchenwelt the program is supposed to be expanded. More events for students and teachers are planned.
Here, young people, teachers and project managers can find more events and teaching material: http://www.teilchenwelt.de/