QuarkNet Program Information for High School Students

"The search for truth is more precious than its possession." --Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

QuarkNet centers are connected to high-energy physics experiments operating at CERN in Switzerland, at Fermilab in Illinois, at SLAC in California, and others.

  • Investigating particle physics through live, online data
  • Learning fundamental physics, from energy and momentum to the structure of matter
  • Collaborating with physicists, teachers, and students worldwide.


How can I participate in the Summer 2017 QuarkNet Research Program?

Applicants must be current high school juniors and reside within a 50 mile radius of the University of Notre Dame. The application link (posted below) opens February 15 and closes March 15, 2017.

Apply here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KMSXJ3J


The world is made of...?

If you are interested in the answer to this question, you might want to start here: "The Particle Adventure".


What is at CERN?

The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) is a large particle detector built to see high-energy collisions within the Large Hadron Collider.