10th CERN International Masterclass at RIT Croatia

On Friday, March 15, the "International Science Day for Little Researchers - International Masterclasses" was held for the 10th time in Dubrovnik. This is a unique CERN program implemented by the Classical Gymnasium Ruđer Bošković and the project manager, Dr. Marlena Ćukteraš, who is also an RIT Croatia faculty member, in collaboration with scientists from the Ruđer Bošković Institute in Zagreb (IRB), PMF in Zagreb and Split, and FESB in Split. Every year, the Masterclass gathers over 15,000 students from all over the world who are searching for the Higgs boson. The program for students was partially delivered at RIT Croatia premises, in addition to being held at the Classical Gymnasium and University of Dubrovnik.the 

While being at our Dubrovnik campus, around 50 young researchers listened to the lectures about a simplified method of analyzing proton collision events recorded in the LHC accelerator, while in the practical part, they analyzed the results from the ATLAS, CMS, and ALICE experiments in search of the Z-boson. Lectures were held by prof. Vuko Brigljević, prof. Saša Ceci from IRB, and prof. Toni Šćulac from PMF in Split. Apart from them, prof. Nikola Godinović from FESB and prof. Mirko Planinić, Dean of the PMF in Zagreb assisted in data analysis.

The culmination of the day was the Public Forum held on the premises of the Dubrovnik Heritage in Lazareti, with the same participants, to which all citizens were invited.


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