Turning High Schoolers into High-Energy Physicists

Randy Ruchti and Mitchell Wayne

An educational program called QuarkNet places high school students and teachers at the frontier of particle physics.

figureA research team testing a scintillation tile (blue) and a waveshifter fiber (green) for studies with a radiation source.

What are the origins of mass? Can the basic forces of nature be unified? How did the universe begin? How will it evolve? These are some of the big questions that inspire the imagination of humankind.

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