PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 382 - The Eighth Annual Conference on Large Hadron Collider Physics (LHCP2020) - Poster session
ATLAS Open Data: Data visualisation and educational physics analysis to re-discover the Higgs boson
M.O. Evans* on behalf of the ATLAS collaboration
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: October 13, 2020
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Abstract
ATLAS Open Data aims to introduce students to particle-physics analysis without an initial exposure to the coding behind, with tools for interactive data visualisation. Web-based resources such as the “Histogram Analyser” are easy to use, yet informative. Students intrigued by the physics can then build up to coding an analysis by running Jupyter notebooks out of the box. Such notebooks invite them to read some short pieces of code, but without asking them to write any, just yet. With the use of these tools and documentation, students can be guided to find the Higgs boson with only their mouse!
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