International Masterclasses - hands on particle physics
 
International Particle Physics Outreach Group
 
Participating Institutes
Poland
AGH UST

AGH University of Science and Technology

Institute

AGH University of Science and Technology
Address Al. Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Kraków
Phone +48 12 617 2953
Fax +48 12 634 0010
e-Mail Iwona Grabowska-Bold
Bartek Rachwal
Research & Teaching

The AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków is a public university, founded in 1912. AGH UST educates students mostly in engineering and natural sciences at all types of courses: full-time, part-time, doctoral and postgraduate, offering a wide scope of education adapted to current trends on the labour market.

Research in high energy physics (HEP) is carried out at the Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science which offers an opportunity of research in basic and applied physics and computer science in six departments.

Department of Particle Interactions and Detection Techniques is composed of over 40 members; researchers, post docs, engineers and PhD students. Scientific activities cover three areas:
- basic research of elementary constituents of matter and their interactions in high energy collisions
- design and construction of detectors and readout electronics for high energy physics experiments and other applications
- instrumentation for the neuroscience experiment and investigation of interfaces between electronic circuits and live neuronal tissues.

The HEP group is involved in three ongoing high-energy physics experiments carried out in large international collaborations:
- ATLAS experiment at the LHC studying properties of Quark-Gluon Plasma produced in heavy-ion collisions and forward physics in proton-proton collisions;
- LHCb experiment at the LHC analyzing production and decays of particles containing beauty quarks, which tries to explain why in our Universe there is more ordinary matter than antimatter;
- STAR experiment at RHIC focusing on the forward physics program.
Outreach

The group is active in various outreach activities:
  • Regional (Malopolska) Lesser Poland Education Cloud program
  • Researcher’s Night
  • Science Festival
  • Public lectures
  • Facebook fan page
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