Welcome to the CMS e-Lab Workshop at Idaho State University!

Participant Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Give an account of some of the big physics questions being explored at the LHC
  • Describe the structure and function of the CMS detector and its subsystems
  • Identify particles colliding and emerging from collisions at the LHC from CMS data
  • Interpret the physical meaning of plots created from CMS data in light of conservation rules (charge, energy, momentum)
  • Ask and answer questions about the physics of high energy collisions using CMS data

Participants will take this journey first as students, and then as teachers from their experience of success as students discuss ways to guide students to similar successes.


Day 1 ("student hat")

Introduction; usernames/pws (8 to 8:20)
(Faculty lecture 8:30 - 9:30)
First look, Big Questions (9:45 to 10:30)
Exploring the Detector and Collisions (10:45 to 11:15)
Exploring 3d event displays and histograms (11:30 to 12:15)
:) Lunch
Conservation rules and invariant mass plots (1:15 to 2:00)
Calibration and Exploration modes; CMS data; posters/plots/images (2:00 to 2:45)
Group work on investigations/posters (3:00 - 5:30)

Day 2 ("teacher hat")

Posting and Commenting (8:45 to 10:00)
Questions/comments (10:00 - 10:30
-----transition to "teacher hat"------
Discussion of ways to use the e-Lab; Implementation plans written, posted, commented (10:45 to noon)
:) Lunch
Online community: how and why (1:00 to 2:00)
Workshop Evaluation (2:00 - 2:15)
Closing discussion (2:15 - 2:45)

Important links

The CMS e-Lab:
The I2U2 Blog:
The Implementation Plan Page:
So you want to see the data....: look here.
Alt address for this page: (Idaho State University cms workshop)
I2U2 Facebook group
New teacher account creator (admin access only)

New user info:
JH=ISUQNC, @changemexxx
DV=ISUQNC2, @changemexxx
KQ=ISUQNC3, @changemexxx
LJ=ISUQNC4, @changemexxx
CP=ISUQNC5, @changemexxx