International Particle Physics Outreach Group
Hands on Particle Physics Masterclasses
Participation FAQ

You are a high school student and want to participate in International Masterclasses? Here you have the chance to have all your curious questions answered about the masterclass event, your participation and the past year's events. But first, let's get all your unanswered questions out of the way.

What age are the Masterclasses aimed at?

Typically Masterclasses are aimed at high school students. The ages vary between 15 years and 19 years.

Do I need particle physics knowledge beforehand?

No, all you need you will learn during the day.

Where are they in 2024 nearby?

For more details on all participating institutes, see My Country.

How do I apply?

Contact the participating institute closest to you.

Is there a participation fee?

No, participation in Masterclasses is free of charge.

Have there been Particle Physics Masterclasses before?

Yes, in 1997 the program started in the UK see report by Roger Barlow in CERN courier 2014. The next step happened in 2005, the World Year of Physics, when the program was organised in many European countries by EPPOG (European Particle Physics Outreach Group, since 2010: IPPOG, International Particle Physics Outreach Group). International Masterclasses 2005 were the first European-wide Masterclass event. In 2006, U.S. institutes joined the program. Today, International Masterclasses are held worldwide in 60 countries. Pictures, agendas and schedules of past events can be viewed here.




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