ATLAS experiment and the HYPATIA demonstrator: half day presentation and discussion

A half day presentation and discussion on the ATLAS experiment and the HYPATIA demonstrator took place on 11 May 2015 on the premises of the 2nd General Lyceum of Kastoria,Macedonia, Greece.

The objective of the talk/hands-on implementation was to present the ISE HYPATIA demonstrator to the students of the Kastoria city (nothern Greece). The students followed all steps of the demonstartor and answered the PISA questions on each step.The majorty of time was spent in the third phase where they used the embedded HYPATIA tool to search for Z and Higgs boons.Following the ISE Demonstrator, teh students took part in a virtual visit to CERN and had the opportunity to ask questions to the researchers present at CERN and interact with the students of the Arsakeio lyceuum in Patras who also took part in the visit from their school.

The results of the PISA accessment can be found at;


Nineteen answers were registered; the students individually in the PC's.

Learning outcomes

  • Acquaintance with the High-Energy Physics research and CERN
  • Familiarization with the ISE project
  • Familiarization with the HYPATIA demonstrator and event analysis techniques