Department of Science & Technology CERN Centre for High Performance Computing IThemba LABS ALICE ATLAS ISOLDE Theoretical Physics

Master Class

IPPOG International Masterclasses on Particle Physics
Each year about 10000 high school students in 47 countries, including South Africa, come to one of about 200 nearby universities or research centres for one day in order to unravel the mysteries of particle physics. International Masterclasses in particle physics give secondary school learners between the age of 15 years  to 19 years the opportunity to discover the world of quarks and leptons for themselves, by performing measurements on real data from CERN, to meet active particle physics researchers, and to link up with like-minded students from other countries.

Lectures given by active scientists provide insight in topics and methods of basic research at the fundamental level of matter and forces, enabling the students to analyse real data from particle physics experiments by themselves. At the end of each day, like in an international research collaboration, the participants join in a video conference for discussion and combination of their results.

The Masterclasses take place in more than 200 places in 47 countries with more than 10000 participants worldwide and are organized every year in February – April. They are organized at TU-Derden in the framework of  the International Particle Physics Outreach Group


Master Class Students


ALICE Masterclasses:

At iThemba Labs


ATLAS Masterclasses:

At The University Of Cape Town

At Universities in Johannesburg

University of Cape Town
University of Johannesburg
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Nelson Mandela University
Durban University of Technology
University of the Western Cape
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
University of the Witwatersrand
University of Zululand