QuarkNet Program Information for High School Students

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

QuarkNet is an educational program sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Energy (DOE) whose aim is to support science education in schools by establishing a nationwide network of science teachers. It provides opportunities for teachers to learn firsthand about cutting-edge physics research at universities and establish mentoring relationships with physicists at universities and national laboratories.

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 2024 QuarkNet Research Program?

More information is on this site: https://sites.google.com/nd.edu/nd-quarknet/home

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.