Citizen Science at HiggsHunters.org
An LHC Exhibit for the World Science Festival and USA Science & Engineering Festival
The NYU group has produced an LHC Exhibit funded by the NSF. The exhibit has been shown at the World Science Festival and USA Science & Engineering Festival.
Particle Fever Shorts: "This is Kyle Cranmer"
Public Talks: TEDx Binghamton
NYU Professor Kyle Cranmer gave a talk about the discovery of the Higgs boson at a TEDx conference held at Binghamton University on February 24th, 2013.
Higher Education and Community Involvement
NYU’s education and outreach effort focuses on students and teachers at the middle and high school level. Currently, only about a third of U.S. high-school students take physics. Experiments at the LHC have already garnered much attention in the media, and that will surely increase as the LHC turns on and physics results are obtained. This presents an excellent opportunity to bring the excitement of physics to students at a stage where interest can translate into selection of courses and, eventually, careers.
The NYU High Energy Group’s close association with the NYU Department of Teaching and Learning affords it access to a large number of urban schools. We have lectured at local middle schools and high schools, and in Department of Teaching and Learning courses. Our collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory's Office of Educational Programs has led to an ATLAS related component in the BNL QuarkNet program, The ATLAS Leadership Institute.
Our future plans are to develop with BNL a particle physics educational program, based on the methods we have developed and tested for the high-school level, but now speciﬁcally geared to the middle-school level. A collaboration of physicists, educational program professionals, and master teachers will develop curricular materials and present these to middle school teachers and students. As was done for the high school level program, high-energy-physics web-based conferencing tools will be used to bring students and teachers in contact with scientists at CERN and fellow students and teachers from abroad.
In the News and on TV
Kyle Cranmer and Lisa Randall are interviewed on Charlie Rose to discuss the potential of the LHC.
Attila was interviewed on Hungarian TV
Our group is actively involved in the US-ATLAS Analysis Forums. We also are very active in providing support for analysis tools in the form of tutorials and documentation. See Akira Shibata's September 15, 2008 article in ATLAS News: [article].