ATLAS physicists travelled with Physics Without Frontiers 2014, a project run by International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), to three Palestinian universities this April to share the joy of scientific research with 140 students.
The project held day-long particle physics masterclasses at An-Najah National University, Birzeit University, and Al-Quds University. Each masterclass consisted of a series of lectures and discussions on particle physics followed by a hands-on session during which students analysed real LHC data and performed measurements like particle physicists. The day ended with an interactive careers session. Physics Without Frontiers promotes and motivates undergraduate and graduate students from developing countries to pursue a future in scientific research.