Research Project

During this camp, you will be recreating the discovery of a new particle using real data from a major particle accelerator, writing your own an analysis in the Python programming language.

No prior background in computer programming is needed – we will teach you all you need to know, and many helpful graduate students will be on hand to work with you on any aspects you find difficult.

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Reconstructed muons (red lines) emerging from a collision event at the Large Hadron Collider

This camp serves as an excellent basic introduction to computer programming, as well as a primer in particle physics, and students of all levels of proficiency at coding have enjoyed the camp in the past.