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WEBINAR - Identifying undiscovered particles at the Large Hadron Collider

The webinar aims to give an overview of the Search For New Particles At The LHC Large Scale Citizen Science demonstrator and how it will be implemented in order to engage citizens in the scientific research, showcasing the tasks that citizens will be asked to perform and how their input will be fundamental to select traces of particles in the LHC detectors and calculate kinematic quantities.

Society
7 July 2021 - 7 July 2021
Online, Italy

The discovery of the Higgs boson, in July 2012, by ATLAS and CMS, the two large experiments operating at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) of CERN has been a major scientific achievement of thousands of highly specialized researchers who over decades designed, constructed and operated huge detectors and a dedicated accelerator. The question which remains to be answered is whether this is the only Higgs boson or if it is the first of a more complex Higgs sector, predicted by theories beyond the Standard Model (BSM).

The LHC experiments have recently made available part of their data on the CERN Open Data Portal for public use. Therefore, citizens are now able to support scientists in the quest of the LHC for the discovery of the ultimate structure of matter as well as particle theories beyond the Standard Model, looking for evidence of undiscovered particles.

In the framework of REINFORCE, citizens will have the opportunity to actively contribute in the search for new particles at the LHC using Open Data and going beyond visual classification through the use of the innovative interactive software HYPATIA, which has been developed by the IASA team and is used every year by thousands of high school students.

The webinar aims to give an overview of the Search For New Particles At The LHC Large Scale Citizen Science demonstrator and how it will be implemented in order to engage citizens in the scientific research, showcasing the tasks that citizens will be asked to perform and how their input will be fundamental to select traces of particles in the LHC detectors and calculate kinematic quantities.

Who should attend?
- Potential citizen scientists
- High Energy Physics researchers and academics

You will learn:
How citizens can play an active role in the advance of ground-breaking research
How the images of LHC collisions recorded by the ATLAS experiment look
How REINFORCE demonstrator about Search For New Particles At The LHC will be developed
How the project will work to include diverse and underrepresented groups in science

Agenda
15:00 - 15:05: Welcome and introduction - Stelios Vourakis (IASA)
15:05 - 15:15: CERN. LHC and the ATLAS experiment - Christine Kourkoumelis (NKUA/IASA, WP5 leader)
15:15 - 15:25: Higgs Studies and Long-Lived particles - Dimitris Fassouliotis (NKUA/IASA)
15:25 - 15:45: The New Particle Search on the REINFORCE / The Zooniverse platform - Stylianos Angelidakis (NKUA/IASA)
15:45 - 16:00: Q&A and wrap-up

REGISTER NOW: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RgGApxRpRFuB4UewOgh1Iw

Keywords

Citizen science, physics