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 2023 QuarkNet Research Program?

Information for summer 2023 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.