This website is allows you to interact with particle physics data from the LHC and other accelerators/experiments. The data is accessed through zipped text files and Python tools are provided that allow for quick and easy access to those data. We have made available tutorials on how to interact with these data, tutorials on the data structures themselves, and tutorials on the physics needed to understand these data.
You can start playing with all of this in two different ways:
We've broken these Notebooks up into 4 categories.
This project is licensed using the MIT Open Source license. This means that any of you anywhere can make a copy of this site and host it elsewhere. I am totally cool with that.
However, it would be great to have some common repository for different experiments to have their data used to teach people science and train the next generation of particle physicists. I am therefore happy to include data and activities (at any level!) from interested individuals. To this end, I have some helpful suggestions (and requirements!) for those of you who would like to contribute.
This site provides activities, mostly using real data from experiments, that teach particle physics, mostly from the experimental side.
This site is not meant to be a fully comprehensive tutorial. The ideal student will have learned the basic concepts elsewhere (classroom setting, mentor, independent study) and then will use these activities to test their understanding of the concepts and to develop some sense of how "real scientists" are doing this work in the field.
A standard work flow would be to clone the Github repository and then run the notebooks, editing them as they go along. By actually performing the calculations themselves, the user will get the most out of this project.
And most importantly, have fun with it!
CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) at CERN