Physics in and Through Cosmology

Workshop 2022 June 21- July 1

10 am - 1 pm weekdays beginning Tuesday FriUnder Construction



The Physics Division will host its sixteenth “Physics in and Through Cosmology” workshop for high school physics teachers and students . Tuesday June 21- Friday June 24 and Monday June 27- Friday July 1 from 10 am – 1 pm. This summer the workshop will be conducted remotely with students & teachers video. The workshop is designed to create a vibrant learning community that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion for Physics teachers and highly motivated high school students with an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Teachers and students together, will experience an intense overview of cutting-edge research in particle physics and cosmology, with presentations from Berkeley Lab scientists and postdocs. Topics last year included the Higgs boson and other research with the ATLAS experiment at CERN, neutrino physics, the search for dark matter, mapping the universe, measuring dark energy with supernovae, and machine learning. Students form small groups and interview a lab scientist about the work they are doing, and in the last week of the workshop they present a short video or power point about the scientist’s research. A highlight of the last workshop included a discussion with Nobel Laureate Saul Perlmutter . The workshop was in part supported by QuarkNet and organized by Tony Spadafora of the Physics Division and Laurie Kerrigan of Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco. There is no cost to teachers or students.

Students & teachers contact lkerrigan@lwhs.org for an application.