Sofia Tech Park joins the International Particle Physics Outreach Group (IPPOG)

Sofia Tech Park joins the International Particle Physics Outreach Group (IPPOG)

CERN’s international masterclasses for Bulgarian scientists will take place in the spring.

Sofia Tech Park was accepted as a member of the International Particle Physics Outreach Group (IPPOG).

IPPOG is a network of scientists, working across the globe to popularize and teach the public about the particle physics. Particle physics is the science of matter, energy, space and time. The organization brings new discoveries in this exciting field to young people and conveys to the public that the beauty of nature is indeed becoming understandable from the interactions of its most fundamental parts – the elementary particles.

The group’s goal is to maintain a resource database containing exclusive and constantly growing range of instruments – learning materials, online instruments for access to experimental data, educational dames, podcasts, etc.

Part of the IPPOG are the international masterclasses that provide high-school students with an opportunity to analyze data acquired by the 4 big experiments of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). This activity is closely connected with CERN’s open data portal that gives access to the research data collected in the international laboratory.

This year the masterclasses in Bulgaria will be held in partnership with Sofia Tech Park. More information about the masterclasses’ program you can found here:

Thanks to the partnership between IPPOG and Sofia Tech Park, the public will be able not only to participate in CERN’s masterclasses but also will have the opportunity to take a digital walk in the international laboratory. The science and technology park will support the organization and implementation of the training program that is aimed at almost 400 Bulgarian scientists in the field of Physics and STEM. They will be familiarized with different teaching techniques and with the most recent research projects in the field of elementary particles. Sofia Tech Park will also participate in other initiatives organized by IPPOG, such as kids’ drawing contest, essay contest, outdoor classes and others.

The IPPOG collaboration comprises 37 members (30 countries, 6 experiments and CERN as an international laboratory).

For more information about the group and its programs, please check out IPPOG’s website.