Online Particle Physics Information


1. Introduction [top]

You'll find below a regularly updated collection of online information resources in particle physics and related areas. A slightly condensed version is published in the Particle Data Group (PDG) Review of Particle Physics and can be found at http://pdg.lbl.gov/2015/reviews/rpp2015-rev-online-hep-info.pdf.

Please send suggestions for additions and updates to Annette.Holtkamp@cern.ch.

2. Particle Data Group (PDG) resources [top]

REVIEW OF PARTICLE PHYSICS (RPP)

A comprehensive report on the fields of particle physics and related areas of cosmology and astrophysics, including both review articles and a compilation/evaluation of data on particle properties. The review section includes articles, tables and plots on a wide variety of theoretical and experimental topics of interest to particle physicists and astrophysicists. The particle properties section provides tables of published measurements as well as the Particle Data Groups best values and limits for particle properties such as masses, widths, lifetimes, and branching fractions, and an extensive summary of searches for hypothetical particles. RPP is published as a 1500-page book every two years, with partial updates made available once each year on the web.

All the contents of the book version of RPP are available online at http://pdg.lbl.gov.

Printed products can also be ordered at the above URL http://pdg.lbl.gov.

Of historical interest is the complete RPP collection which can be found online: http://library.web.cern.ch/PDG_publications/review_particle_physics.

PARTICLE PHYSICS BOOKLET

An abridged version of the Review of Particle Physics available as a pocket-sized 300-page booklet. Although produced in print and available online only as a PDF file, the booklet is included in this guide because it is one of the most useful summaries of physics data. The booklet contains an abbreviated set of reviews and the summary tables from the most recent edition of the Review of Particle Physics.

The PDF file of the booklet can be downloaded at http://pdg.lbl.gov/current/booklet.pdf.

The printed booklet can be ordered at http://pdg.lbl.gov/2015/html/receive_our_products.html.

pdgLive

A web application for browsing the contents of the PDG database that contains the information published in the Review of Particle Physics. It allows one to navigate to a particle of interest, see a summary of the information available, and then proceed to the detailed information published in the Review of Particle Physics. Data entries are directly linked to the corresponding bibliographic information in INSPIRE.

COMPUTER-READABLE FILES

Data files that can be downloaded from PDG include tables of particle masses and widths, PDG Monte Carlo particle numbers, and cross-section data. The files are updated with each new edition of the Review of Particle Physics.

3. Particle Physics Information Platforms [top]

INSPIRE

The time-honored SPIRES database suite has in November 2011 been replaced by INSPIRE, which combines the most successful aspects of SPIRES like comprehensive content and high-quality metadata with the modern technology of Invenio, the CERN open-source digital-library software, offering major improvements like increased speed and Google-like free-text search syntax. INSPIRE serves as one-stop information platform for the particle physics community, comprising 8 interlinked databases on literature, conferences, institutions, journals, researchers, experiments, jobs and data. INSPIRE is jointly developed and maintained by CERN, DESY, Fermilab, IHEP and SLAC. Close interaction with the user community and with arXiv, ADS, HepData, JACoW, PDG and publishers is the backbone of INSPIRE’s evolution.

INSPIRE is integrated with ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID), a persistent identifier that enables researchers to connect services and get credit for their works.

INSPIRE is currently developing a new version of the portal, maintaining its quality standards and introducing new functionality. The INSPIRE Labs site is available at http://labs.inspirehep.net.

Inspire News are available at the blog and twitter (@inspirehep). More information can be found at http://inspirehep.net/info/general/project/index.

SPIRES: This indispensable information tool served high energy physicists worldwide for almost 4 decades. SPIRES started as a bibliographic database SPIRES-HEP in 1974 hosted at SLAC in collaboration with DESY and became remotely accessible in the mid 80's. Several databases - CONF, EXP, INST, HEPNames and JOBS - followed and Fermilab joined the team. In December 1991 SPIRES became the first web server outside Europe, from the start closely related to the arXiv repository. For High Energy Physics SPIRES-HEP was the reference for publications, covering not only journal articles and preprints but also conference proceedings, technical reports, theses and other 'gray' literature, the value of the information enhanced by thorough proof-reading, keywords and links to the sister SPIRES databases and other information services.

4. Literature Databases [top]

ADS

The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System is a Digital Library portal offering access to 11 million bibliographic records in Astronomy and Physics. The ADS’s search engine also indexes the full-text for approximately four million publications in this collection and tracks citations, which now amount to over 80 million links. The system also provides access and links to a wealth of external resources, including electronic articles hosted by publishers and arXiv, data catalogs and a variety of data products hosted by the astronomy archives worldwide. The ADS is developing a new interface which can be accessed at https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/.

arXiv.org

A repository of full text papers in physics, mathematics, computer science, statistics, nonlinear sciences, quantitative finance and quantitative biology interlinked with ADS and INSPIRE. Papers are usually submitted by their authors to arXiv in advance of submission to a journal for publication. Primarily covers 1991 to the present but authors are encouraged to post older papers retroactively. Permits searching by author, title, and words in abstract and experimentally also in the fulltext. Allows limiting by subfield archive or by date. Daily update alerts by subfield are available by email and RSS.

CDS

The CERN Document Server contains records of more than 1,000,000 CERN and non-CERN articles, preprints, theses. It includes records for internal and technical notes, official CERN committee documents, and multimedia objects. CDS is going to focus on its role as institutional repository covering all CERN material from the early 50s and reflecting the holdings of the CERN library. Non-CERN particle and accelerator physics content is in the process of being exported to INSPIRE.

INSPIRE HEP

The HEP collection, the flagship of the INSPIRE suite, serves more than 1.1 million bibliographic records with a growing number of fulltexts attached and metadata including author affiliations, abstracts, references, experiments, keywords as well as links to arXiv, ADS, JACoW, PDG, HepData and publisher platforms. It provides fast metadata and fulltext searches, plots extracted from fulltext, author disambiguation, author profile pages and citation analysis and is expanding its content to, e.g., experimental notes.

JACoW

The Joint Accelerator Conference Website publishes the proceedings of APAC, EPAC, PAC, IPAC, ABDW, BIW, COOL, CYCLOTRONS, DIPAC, ECRIS, FEL, HIAT, ICALEPCS, IBIC, ICAP, LINAC, North American PAC, PCaPAC, RuPAC, SRF. A custom interface allows searching on keywords, titles, authors, and in the fulltext.

KISS

The KEK Library preprint and technical report database contains bibliographic records of preprints and technical reports held in the KEK library with links to the full text images of more than 100,000 papers scanned from their worldwide collection of preprints. Particularly useful for older scanned preprints. KISS links are included in INSPIRE HEP.

MathSciNet

This database of almost 3 million items provides reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature. Over 100,000 new items are added each year, most of them classified according to the Mathematics Subject Classification. Authors are uniquely identified, enabling a search for publications by individual author. Over 80,000 reviews on the current published literature are added each year. Citation data allows one to track the history and influence of research publications.

OSTI SciTech Connect

A portal to free, publicly available DOE-sponsored R&D results including technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia and data information. SciTech Connect is a consolidation of two core DOE search engines, the Information Bridge and the Energy Citations Database. SciTech Connect incorporates all of the R&D information from these two products into one search interface. It includes over 2.7 million citations, including citations to 1.5 million journal articles. SciTech Connect also has over 400,000 full-text DOE sponsored STI reports; most of these are post-1991, but over 140,000 of the reports were published prior to 1990.

5. Particle Physics Journals and Conference Proceedings Series [top]

CERN journals list

    This list of journals and conference series publishing particle physics content provides information on Open Access, copyright policies and terms of use.

    INSPIRE JOURNALS

    The database covers more than 3,400 journals publishing HEP-related articles.

    6. Conference Databases [top]

    INSPIRE CONFERENCES

    The database of more than 21,700 past, present and future conferences, schools, and meetings of interest to high-energy physics and related fields is searchable by title, acronym, series, date, location. Included are information about published proceedings, links to conference contributions in the INSPIRE HEP database, and links to the conference Web site when available. New conferences can be submitted from the entry page.

    7. Research Institutions [top]

    INSPIRE INSTITUTIONS

    The database of more than 11,000 institutes, laboratories, and university departments in which research on particle physics and astrophysics is performed covers six continents and over a hundred countries. Included are address and Web links where available as well as links to the papers from each institution in the HEP database, to scientists listed in HEPNames affiliated to this institution in the past or present and to experiments performed at this institution. Searches can be performed by name, acronym, location, etc. The site offers an alphabetical list by country as well as a list of the top 500 HEP and astrophysics institutions sorted by country.

    8. People [top]

    INSPIRE HEPNames

    Searchable worldwide database of over 115,000 people associated with particle physics and related fields. The affiliation history of these researchers, their e-mail addresses, web pages, experiments they participated in, PhD advisor, information on their graduate students and links to their papers in the INSPIRE HEP, arXiv and ADS databases are provided as well as a user interface to update these informations. orted by country.

    9. Experiments [top]

    INSPIRE EXPERIMENTS

    Contains more than 2,800 past, present, and future experiments in particle physics. Lists both accelerator and non-accelerator experiments. Includes official experiment name and number, location, and collaboration lists. Simple searches by participant, title, experiment number, institution, date approved, accelerator, or detector, return a description of the experiment, including a complete list of authors, title, overview of the experiment’s goals and methods, and a link to the experiment’s web page if available. Publication lists distinguish articles in refereed journals, theses, technical or instrumentation papers and those which rank among Topcite at 50 or more citations.

    COSMIC RAY/GAMMA RAY/NEUTRINO AND SIMILAR EXPERIMENTS

    This extensive collection of experimental Web sites is organized by focus of study and also by location. Additional sections link to educational materials, organizations, related Web sites, etc. The site is maintained at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg.

    10. Jobs [top]

    AAS Job Register

    The American Astronomical Society publishes once a month graduate, postgraduate, faculty and other positions mainly in astronomy and astrophysics.

    AcademicJobsOnline

    An automated job application system operated by the Department of Mathematics of Duke University, primarily serving North America.

    APS Careers

    A gateway for physicists, students, and physics enthusiasts to information about physics jobs and careers. Physics job listings, career advice, upcoming workshops and meetings, and career and job related resources provided by the American Physical Society.

    BRIGHTRECRUITS.COM

    A recruitment service run by IOP Publishing that connects employers from different industry sectors with jobseekers who have a background in physics and engineering.

    IOP CAREERS

    Careers information and resources primarily aimed at university students are provided by the UK Institute of Physics.

    INSPIRE HEPJobs

    lists academic and research jobs in high energy physics, nuclear physics, accelerator physics and astrophysics with the option to post a job or to receive email notices of new job listings. More than 600 jobs are corrently listed.

    PHYSICS TODAY JOBS

    Online recruitment advertising website for Physics Today magazine, published by the American Institute of Physics. Physics Today Jobs is the managing partner of the AIP Career Network, an online job board network for the physical science, engineering, and computing disciplines. 8,000 resumes are currently available, and more than 2,500 jobs were posted in 2012.

    11. Software Repositories and Apps [top]

    11.1. Particle Physics

    FastJet

    FastJet is a software package for jet finding in pp and e+e- collisions. It includes fast native implementations of many sequential recombination clustering algorithms, plugins for access to a range of cone jet finders and tools for advanced jet manipulation.

    FERMITOOLS

    Fermilabs software tools program provides a repository of Fermilab- developed software packages of value to the HEP community. Permits searching for packages by title or subject category.

    FREEHEP

    A collection of software and information about software useful in high- energy physics and adjacent disciplines, focusing on open-source software for data analysis and visualization. Searching can be done by title, subject, date acquired, date updated, or by browsing an alphabetical list of all packages.

    GEANT4

    Geant4 is a toolkit for the simulation of the passage of particles through matter. Its areas of application include high energy, nuclear and accelerator physics, as well as studies in medical and space science.

    GENSER

    The Generator Services project collaborates with Monte Carlo (MC) generators authors and with LHC experiments in order to prepare validated LCG compliant code for both the theoretical and experimental communities at the LHC, sharing the user support duties, providing assistance for the development of the new object-oriented generators and guaranteeing the maintenance of the older packages on the LCG supported platforms. The project consists of the generators repository, validation, HepMC record and MCDB event databases.

    HEPFORGE

    A development environment for high-energy physics software development projects, in particular housing many event-generator related projects, that offers a ready-made, easy-to-use set of Web based tools, including shell account with up to date development tools, web page hosting, subversion and CVS code management systems, mailing lists, bug tracker and wiki system.

    LHAPDF

    The Les Houches Accord PDF interface to modern PDF sets

    QUDA

    Library for performing calculations in lattice QCD on GPUs using NVIDIA’s ”C for CUDA” API. The current release includes optimized solvers for Wilson, Clover-improved Wilson, Twisted mass, Improved staggered (asqtad or HISQ), Domain wall and Mobius fermion actions.

    ROOT

    This framework for data processing in high-energy physics, born at CERN, offers applications to store, access, process, analyze and represent data or perform simulations.

    tmLQCD

    This freely available software suite provides a set of tools to be used in lattice QCD simulations. This is mainly a HMC implementation (including PHMC and RHMC) for Wilson, Wilson Clover and Wilson twisted mass fermions and inverter for different versions of the Dirac operator.

    USQCD

    The software suite enables lattice QCD computations to be performed with high performance across a variety of architectures. The page contains links to the project web pages of the individual software modules, as well as to complete lattice QCD application packages which use them.

    Software lists

    A list of Monte Carlo generators can be found here.

    The homepage of the SUSY Les Houches Accord contains links to codes relevant for supersymmetry calculations and phenomenology.

    A variety of codes and algorithmic tools for analysing supersymmetric phenomenology is described in arXiv:0805.2088.

    G. Cowan's list provides links (some of them outdated) to HEP software, general statistics and data analysis links.

    11.2. Astrophysics

    ASCL

    The Astrophysics Source Code Library (ASCL) is a free online registry for source codes of interest to astronomers and astrophysicists and lists codes that have been used in research that has appeared in, or been submitted to, peer-reviewed publications.

    Astropy

    The Astropy Project is a community effort to develop a single core package for Astronomy in Python and foster interoperability between Python astronomy packages.

    IRAF

    The Image Reduction and Analysis Facility is a general purpose software system for the reduction and analysis of astronomical data. IRAF is written and supported by the IRAF programming group at the National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO) in Tucson, Arizona.

    STARLINK

    Starlink was a UK Project supporting astronomical data processing. It was shut down in 2005 but its open-source software continued to be developed at the Joint Astronomy Centre until March 2015. It is currently maintained by the East Asian Observatory. The open-source software products are a collection of applications and libraries, usually focused on a specific aspect of data reduction or analysis.

    Links to a large number of astronomy software archives are listed at http://heasarc.nasa.gov/docs/heasarc/astro-update/

    11.3. Apps

    Android app for browsing and searching arXiv.org, and for reading, saving and sharing articles

    Scans downloads folder for pdf files from arXiv. Adds title, authors and summary and makes all this information easily searchable from inside the application

    arXiv viewer

    This mobile app allows to see data from the ATLAS experiment at the LHC.

    This smartphone app allows to see collisions from the Large Hadron Collider.

    App for Apple iPad, Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface. Allows to browse a wealth of real ‘event’ images and videos, read popular ‘biographies’ of each of the particles and explore the A-Z of particle physics with its details and definitions of key concepts, laboratories and physicists. Developed by Science Photo Library in partnership with Prof. Frank Close.

    12. Data repositories [top]

    12.1. Particle Physics

    CERN Open Data

    The CERN Open Data portal provides data from real collision events, produced by the experiments at the LHC; virtual machines to reproduce the analysis environment; and software to process them. It serves almost 30 TB of data and encourages use both for educational and research purposes.

    HEPDATA

    The HepData Project, funded by the STFC (UK) and based at Durham University, has been built up over the past four decades as a unique repository for scattering data from experimental particle physics. It currently comprises the data points from plots and tables related to several thousand publications including those from the LHC. The data from HEPData can also be accessed through INSPIRE. A new enhanced service, rebranded as HEPData, is under development and will be available at http://hepdata.net.

    ILDG

    The International Lattice Data Grid is an international organization which provides standards, services, methods and tools that facilitate the sharing and interchange of lattice QCD gauge configurations among scientific collaborations, by uniting their regional data grids. It offers semantic access with local tools to worldwide distributed data.

    MCDB Monte Carlo Database

    This central database of MC events aims to facilitate communication between Monte-Carlo experts and users of event samples in LHC collaborations. Having these events stored in a public place along with the corresponding documentation allows for direct cross checks of the performances on reference samples.

    MCPLOTS

    mcplots is a repository of Monte Carlo plots comparing High Energy Physics event generators to a wide variety of available experimental data. The site is supported by the LHC Physics Centre at CERN.

    12.2. Astrophysics

    CfA Dataverse

    This astronomy data repository at Harvard is open to all scientific data from astronomical institutions worldwide.

    NASA's HEASARC

    The High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) is the primary archive for NASA's (and other space agencies') missions dealing with electromagnetic radiation from extremely energetic phenomena ranging from black holes to the Big Bang.

    LAMBDA @ HEASARC

    This data center for Cosmic Microwave Background research, a merger of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) and the Legacy Archive for Microwave Background Data Analysis (LAMBDA), provides archive data from NASA missions, software tools, and links to other sites of interest.

    NASA archives

    The NASA archives provide access to raw and processed datasets from numerous NASA missions.

    NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED)

    An astronomical database that collates and cross-correlates information on extragalactic objects. It contains their positions, basic data, and names as well as bibliographic references to published papers, and notes from catalogs and other publications. NED supports searches for objects and references, and offers browsing capabilities for abstracts of articles of extragalactic interest.

    SIMBAD

    The SIMBAD astronomical database provides basic data, cross-identifications, bibliography and measurements for astronomical objects outside the solar system. It can be queried by object name, coordinates and various criteria. Lists of objects and scripts can be submitted.

    Virtual Observatory

    The Virtual Observatory provides a suite of resources to query for original data from a large number of archives. Two main tools are provided. One runs queries across multiple databases (such as the SDSS database) and combines the results. The other queries hundreds of archives for all datasets that fall on a particular piece of sky.

    12.3. General Physics

    NIST PHYSICAL MEASUREMENT LABORATORY

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology provides access to physical reference data (physical constants, atomic spectroscopy data, x-ray and gamma-ray data, radiation dosimetry data, nuclear physics data and more) and measurements and calibrations data (dimensional measurements, electromagnetic measurements). The site points to a general interest page, linking to exhibits of the Physical Measurement Laboratory in the NIST Virtual Museum.

    SPRINGER MATERIALS - THE LANDOLT-BÖRNSTEIN DATABASE

    Landolt- Börnstein is a high-quality data collection in all areas of physical sciences and engineering, among others particle physics, electronic structure and transport, magnetism, superconductivity. International experts scan the primary literature in more than 8,000 peer-reviewed journals and evaluate and select the most valid information to be included in the database. It includes more than 100,000 online documents, 1,2 million references, and covers 250,000 chemical substances. The search functionality is freely accessible and the search results are displayed in their context, whereas the full text is secured to subscribers.

    13. Data preservation [top]

    13.1. Particle Physics

    DASPOS

    A collective effort to explore the realisation of a viable data, software and computation preservation architecture in High Energy Physics.

    DPHEP

    The efforts to define and coordinate Data Preservation and Long Term Analysis in HEP are coordinated by a study group formed to investigate the issues associated with these activities. The group, DPHEP, was initiated during 2008-2009 and includes all HEP major experiments and labs. Details of the organizational structure, the objectives, workshops and publications can be found on the website. The group is endorsed by the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA). In July 2014 the DPHEP collaboration was formed as a result of the signature of the Collaboration Agreement by seven large funding agencies (others have since joined or are in the process of acquisition) and in June 2015 the first DPHEP Collaboration Workshop and Collaboration Board meeting took place.

    13.2. Astrophysics

    More formal and advanced data preservation activity is ongoing in the field of Experimental Astrophysics, including :

    • SDSS (Sloan Digital Sky Survey)

    • Fermi data

    • IVOA (International Virtual Observatory Alliance)

       

    14. Particle Physics Education and Outreach Sites [top]

    14.1. Science Educators' Networks

    IPPOG

    The International Particle Physics Outreach Group is a network of particle physicists, researchers, informal science educators and science explainers aiming to raise awareness, understanding and standards of global outreach efforts in particle physics and general science by providing discussion forums and regular information exchange for science institutions, proposing and implementing strategies to share lessons learned and best practices and promoting current outreach efforts of network members.

    Interactions.org

    Interactions is designed to serve as a central resource for communicators of particle physics. The daily updated site provides links to current particle physics news from the world's press, high-resolution photos and graphics from the particle physics laboratories of the world; links to education and outreach programs; information about science policy and funding; links to universities; a glossary; a conference calendar; and links to many educational sites.

    I2U2 (Interactions in Understanding the Universe)

    The I2U2 e-Labs use the Internet and distributed computing in high-school classes and provide an opportunity for students to organise and conduct authentic research; experience the environment of scientific collaborations; make real scientific contributions. It is supported by QuarkNet, NSF and DOE.

    14.2. Physics Courses

    MIT OPENCOURSEWARE PHYSICS

    These MIT course materials reflect almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT. In addition to physics courses, supplementary educational resources are also available.

    Open Courseware

    Open Courseware is a collection of online tests, video lectures, and related course materials from mostly prestigious universities around the world.

    14.3. Master Classes

    CMS physics masterclass

    Lectures from active scientists give insight into methods of basic research, enabling the students to perform measurements on real data from the CMS experiment at the LHC. Like in an international research collaboration, the participants then discuss their results and compare with expectations. 

    INTERNATIONAL MASTERCLASSES

    Each year about 10000 high school students in 42 countries come to one of about 200 nearby universities or research centres for one day in order to unravel the mysteries of particle physics. Lectures from active scientists give insight in topics and methods of basic research at the fundaments of matter and forces, enabling the students to perform measurements on real data from particle physics experiments themselves. At the end of each day, like in an international research collaboration, the participants join in a video conference for discussion and combination of their results.

    MINERVA

    MINERVA (Masterclass INvolving Event Recognition Visualized with Atlantis) is a masterclass tool for students to learn more about the ATLAS experiment at CERN, based on a simplified setup of the ATLAS event display, Atlantis.

    14.4. General Sites

    CONTEMPORARY PHYSICS EDUCATION PROJECT (CPEP)

    CPEP provides charts, brochures, Web links, and classroom activities. Online interactive courses include: Fundamental Particles and Interactions; Plasma Physics and Fusion; History and Fate of the Universe; and Nuclear Science.

    PHYSICSCENTRAL

    This site maintained by the American Physical Society provides information about current research and people in physics, experiments that can be performed at home or at school and the possibility to get physics questions answered by physicists.

    14.5. General Physics Lessons & Activities

    HYPERPHYSICS

    An exploration environment for concepts in physics employing concept maps and other linking strategies and providing opportunities for numerical exploration.

    The ABC's of Nuclear Science

    This brief introduction to Nuclear Science looks at Antimatter, Beta rays, Cosmic connection and much more. It is produced by the Nuclear Science Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

    14.6. Particle Physics Lessons & Activities

    Angels and Demons

    With the aim of looking at the myth versus the reality of sscience at CERN this site offers teacher resources, slide shows and videos of talks given to teachers visiting CERN.

    ATLAS @ Home

    A research project that uses volunteer computing to run simulations of the ATLAS experiment at CERN.

    BIG BANG SCIENCE: EXPLORING THE ORIGINS OF MATTER

    This Web site, produced by the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council of the UK (PPARC), explains what physicists are looking for with their giant instruments called accelerators and particle detectors. Big Bang Science focuses on CERN particle detectors and on United Kingdom scientists' contribution to the search for the fundamental building blocks of matter.

    Cambridge Relativity and Cosmology
     

    CAMELIA

    CAMELIA (Cross-platform Atlas Multimedia Educational Lab for Interactive Analysis) is a discovery tool for the general public, based on computer gaming technology.

    CERNland

    With a range of games, multimedia applications and films CERNland is the virtual theme park developed to bring the excitement of CERN's research to a young audience aged between 7 and 12. CERNland is designed to show children what is being done at CERN and inspire them with some physics at the same time.

    Collidingparticles

    Collidingparticles is a series of films following a team of physicists involved in research at the LHC.

    Hands-On Universe

    This educational program enables students to investigate the Universe while applying tools and cocncepts from science, math and technology. 

    Higgs Hunters

    A web-based citizen science project to help search for unknown
    exotic particles in the LHC data.

    HYPATIA 

    HYPATIA (Hybrid Pupil's Analysis Tool for Interactions in Atlas) is a tool for high school students to inspect the graphic visualization of products or particle collisionss in the ATLAS detector at CERN.

    Imagine the Universe

    This NASA site is intended for students age 14 and up and for anyone interested in learning about the universe.

    In particular

    Podcast about physics and the process of discovering physics at the ATLAS experiment.

    Lancaster Particle Physics

    This site, suitable for 16+ students, offers a number of simulations and explanations of particle physics, including a section on the LHC.

    LHC @ home

    Volunteer computing platform to help physicists compare theory with experiment, in the search for new fundamental particles and answers to questions about the Universe.

     

    PARTICLE ADVENTURE

     

    One of the most popular Web sites for learning the fundamentals of matter and force. An award-winning interactive tour of quarks, neutrinos, antimatter, extra dimensions, dark matter, accelerators and particle detectors from the Particle Data Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Simple elegant graphics and translations into 16 languages.

    Quarked! - Adventures in the Subatomic Universe

    This project, targeted to kids aged 7-12 (and their families), brings subatomic physics to life through a multimedia project including an interactive website, a facilitated program for museums and schools, and an educational outreach program.

    QUARKNET

    QuarkNet brings the excitement of particle physics research to high school teachers and their students. Teachers join research groups at about 50 universities and labs across the country. These research groups are part of particle physics experiments at CERN or Fermilab. About 100,000 students from 500+ US high schools learn fundamental physics as they participate in inquiry-oriented investigations and analyze real data online. QuarkNet is supported in part by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy.

    Rewarding Learning videos about CERN

    The three videos based on interviews with scientists and engineers at CERN introduce pupils to CERN and the type of research and work undertaken there and are accompanied by teachers' notes.

    14.7. Lab Education Offices

    Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) Educational Programs
     

    Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Educational Programs

    The Office of Educational Programs mission is to design, develop, implement, and facilitate workforce development and education initiatives that support the scientific mission at Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Department of Energy.

    CERN EDUCATION

    The CERN education website offers informations about teacher programmes and educational resources for schools.

    DESY

    Offers courses for pupils and teachers as well as information for the general public, mostly in German.

    FERMILAB EDUCATION OFFICE

    The Fermilab Education Office provides education resources and information about activities for educators, physicists, students and visitors to the Lab. In addition to information on 25 programs, the site provides online data-based investigations for high school students, online versions of exhibits in the Lederman Science Center, links to particle physics discovery resources, web-based instructional resources, what works for education and outreach, and links to the Lederman Science Center and the Teacher Resource Center.

    Science Education at Jefferson Lab
     

    LBL Workforce Development and Education

    This group carries out Berkeley Labs mission to inspire and prepare the next generation of scientists, engineers, and technicians.

    EXPLORING SLAC SCIENCE

    This Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Web site explains physics concepts related to experiments conducted at SLAC.

    14.8. Educational Programs of Experiments

    ATLAS DISCOVERY QUEST

    One of several access points to ATLAS education and outreach pages. This page gives access to explanations of physical concepts, blogs, ATLAS facts, news, and information for students and teachers.

    ATLAS eTours

    ATLAS eTours give a description of the Large Hadron Collider, explain how the ATLAS detector at the LHC works and give an overview over the experiments and their physics goals.

    CMS EDUCATION

    Provides access to educational resources (Story of the Universe, The Size of Things, What is a Particle), and to multimedia material, such as interviews, movies and photos.

    CMS e-Lab

    The CMS e-Lab provides students with an opportunity to analyze data to calibrate the detector and participate in discovery science

    EDUCATION AND OUTREACH @ ICECUBE

    Educational pages of the IceCube (South Pole Neutrino Detector).

    LIGO SCIENCE EDUCATION CENTER

    The LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) Science Education Center has over 40 interactive, hands-on exhibits that relate to the science of LIGO. The site hosts field trips for students, teacher training programs, and tours for the general public. Visitors can explore science concepts such as light, gravity, waves, and interference; learn about LIGO's search for gravitational waves; and interact with scientists and engineers.

    LIGO e-Lab

    High-school students learn about LIGO's quest for gravitational waves as they analyze the vibrations of the ground underneath LIGO's ultrasensitive interferometers.

    PIERRE AUGER OBSERVATORY'S EDUCATIONAL PAGES

    The site offers information about cosmic rays and their detection, and provides material for students and teachers.

    14.9. News

    asimmetrie

    bimonthly magazine about particle physics from INFN, the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare

    CERN Courier

    DESY inForm

    Fermilab Today

    LC Newsline

    The newsletter of the Linear Collider community

    IOP News

    JINR News

    News at Interactions.org

    The InterActions site provides news and press releases on particle physics.

    twitter: @particlenews

    physics.org news

    SLAC Signals

    This email newsletter reports about cutting-edge science, major SLAC milestones and other lab news. It has replaced SLAC Today in November 2013.

    Symmetry

    This magazine about particle physics and its connections to other aspects of life and science, from interdisciplinary collaborations to policy to culture is published 6 times per year by Fermilab and SLAC.

    twitter: @symmetrymag

    14.10 Art in Physics

    Arts@CERN

    The Collide @ CERN residency programme brings together world-class artists and scientists in a free exchange of ideas.

    Accelerate@CERN

    Country specific one-month research award for artists who have never spent time in a science lab before.

    Art@CMS

    Art @ CMS aims to create a dialog between artists and scientists

    Art of Physics Competition

    The Canadian Association of Physicists organizes this competition, the first was launched in 1992, with the aim of stimulating interest, especially among non-scientists, in some of the captivating imagery associated with physics. The challenge is to capture photographically a beautiful or unusual physics phenomenon and explain it in less than 200 words in terms that everyone can understand.

    Fermilab Art Gallery

    Arts program dedicated to the interaction between Art and Science.

    14.11. Blogs

    Lists of active blogs and tweets can be found on INSPIRE:

    Scientist blogs

    Scientists with twitter accounts

    Experiments with twitter accounts

    Institutions with twitter accounts

    List of physicists on Twitter at TrueSciPhi

     

    Some selected particle physics related blogs:

    AstroBetter

    Blog with tips and tricks for professional astronomers

    ATLAS blogs

    Physics arXiv blog

    Technology Review blog on new ideas at arXiv.org

    Quantum diaries

    Thoughts on work and life from particle physicists from around the world.

    The US LHC blog gives a vivid account of the daily activity of US LHC researchers.

    Resonaances

    The latest news and gossips in particle and astrophysics.

    Science blogs

    Launched in January 2006, ScienceBlogs features bloggers from a wide array of scientific disciplines, including physics.

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