17. What will the format of your event be?:
18. Please give any details about the format of your event you feel are relevant.:
Dr Whyntie will be introducing the CERN@school project and telling the overall story, but the science will be presented by students who working on the individual projects and writing the peer-reviewed papers themselves. Everyone will take part in the Q&A session.
Venue and location to be allocated by the Festival team
20. Venue requirements:
A lecture theatre would be good - depending on audience demand. A space outside for project posters might be useful too. A/V equipment: projector, at least three speaker microphones, radio mics for the Q&A session Having someone to field the questions during the Q&A session would be good too.
13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
A six billion dollar particle smasher is probably beyond most school budgets - so CERN@school does the next best thing. Thanks to the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), SEPnet and the Institute of Physics, students and teachers across the country are given access to detector technology from CERN that lets them conduct their own authentic scientific research. Project scientist Dr Tom Whyntie presents the latest from CERN@school – including a UK-wide radiation mapping project and the Langton Ultimate Cosmic ray Intensity Detector (LUCID), a student-designed cosmic ray experiment to be launched into space soon after the festival. Meet the students who are showing that you're never too young to be a scientist!
14. Does the event have particular local relevance?:
15. If so, please indicate what this is:
22. Do you consider that the event will attract press interest?:
23. If yes, please summarise up to 4 key points you think will be of press interest:
* CERN@school brings detector technology used in the Large Hadron Collider experiments to detect particles and radiation anywhere. Thanks to the support of STFC, CERN, and the Institute of Physics, the excitement of doing real research with the same equipment used to discover the Higgs boson is brought to schools around the country. * The timing of the talk coincides with the national launch of CERN@school – STFC have funded the purchase of detector kits for roll-out across the UK, with help from the Institute of Physics. * The LUCID experiment, a student-designed cosmic ray detector built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), is due to launch shortly after the festival aboard TechDemoSat-1. Data from this experiment - the first to use CERN technology in open space - will be made available to students across the country through CERN@school for use in scientific research. * CERN@school not only enhances classroom learning of physics, but allows students and teachers to conduct authentic, novel scientific research for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Professional scientists – let alone students – don't know the answers, and many are waiting to see the results.
I am the event manager:
I am the event manager
24. Do you have any other comments you would like to make or information you would like to include?:
For the students - if accommodation could be provided, that would be great. The weekend would be preferable to avoid taking time off school.
1. Event Manager Organisation:
The Langton Star Centre
2. Event Manager First Name:
4. Event Manager Address line 1:
6 Ada Road
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10. Which of the following areas of science does your event best fit into?:
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11. Do you have a preferred day for your event to take place on?:
Saturday 7 September 2013
Sunday 8 September 2013
Monday 9 September 2013