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 2018 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 opens in February and closes in March.

The application for the Summer 2018 program is closed, and participants have been selected.

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.