The Particle Physics Workshop participates at the 1st Biennal Ciutat i Ciència to be held in Barcelona from February 7 to 11. The Biennial organises during five days 70 free dissemination activities distributed in the 10 districts of the city and aims to facilitate the dissemination of scientific knowledge made in Barcelona and strengthen its link with the citizens.
The Particle Physics Workshop aims to bring high school students with special interest in physics closer to one of the most important emerging fields: particle physics. During a day, the students will be able to explore this area with master classes, which the general public can follow through streaming, will make some practical work under the supervision of physicists and will subsequently discuss the results obtained with other participants from around the world.
The Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB), in collaboration with the Societat Catalana de Física, has organised this workshop since 2005. The attendees of the workshop work with real data obtained with the " LHCb Experiment" at CERN, in which researchers from the ICCUB Experimental Particle Physics group have made important scientific contributions. The activity includes a videoconferencing connection with CERN physicists and other groups of students around the world to discuss their results, coordinated by the International Particle Physics Participation Group (IPPOG).
At the end of the day, students will be able to visit the laboratories of the Faculty of Physics of the University of Barcelona.