Notre Dame 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 Notre Dame Summer 2021 QuarkNet Research Program?

If you're a high school junior and interested in summer physics research, please complete the questionnaire at this link by March 15, 2020.
(Information for summer 2021 not yet available)


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.