International Particle Physics Outreach Group
International Masterclasses in Serbia
17th Masterclasses 2021 (Belgrade, N. Sad, Niš, Kragujevac)

The International Particle Physics Masterclasses is Serbia are organized by Universities of Belgrade, Novi Sad, Niš and Kragujevac, in conjunction with the International Particle Physics Outreach Group, and will be held on

  • Friday, March 19th (Novi Sad, Kragujevac)
  • Tuesday, March 23rd (Belgrade, Niš)

The aim of the Masterclasses is to introduce an exciting and rapidly developing scientific field dealing with some of the fundamental secrets of the nature to the 4th year high school students. The lectures given by active researchers and professors will bring insight into topics and methods of basic research of matter, particles and forces acting between them, thus enabling students to perform exercises with the real data from particle physics experiments performed at CERN, Geneva.

During the same day, students will be able to get a feeling of the university life and to experience at first hand some of research being performed at six Serbian scientific institutions: "Vinča" Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Faculty of Physics and Institute of Physics in Belgrade, Faculty of Sciences in Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics in Niš, and Faculty of Sciences Kragujevac. At the end of the programme, students will also have an opportunity to take part in the videoconference and discuss results with other students and scientists across the world. This videconference will be mediated by scientists in CERN, Geneva.

Due to the COVID-91 pandemic, Masterclasses programme in 2021 will be organised virtually using the Zoom platform (both for lectures and for hands-on exercises). All the technical details will be communicated to the selected students in due time.

Inquiries and registration

Selection of participants in the Masterclasses programme in Serbia will be performed according to their interest in physics and general science, including their performance at the competitions in physics and involvement in various physics-related projects.

Interested student should apply for participation in the program via the public online application here:

Online Registration

If you have any additional question or suggestion related to the Masterclasses programme, please feel free to contact us at the following email:

Masterclasses in Serbia - Contact.

Agenda of Masterclasses 2021 in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Niš, Kragujevac

In order to display the agenda of the lectures and exercises, please select one of the universities below:

AGENDA - Belgrade and Niš

Tuesday, March 23 2021

Virtual room "MC Serbia"
09:30-09:45 Welcome and introduction to the Masterclass
09:45-10:15 Physics of Forces and Particles (Dr Igor Salom)
10:15-10:45 Large Hadron Collider and its experiments (Dr Vukašin Milošević)
10:45-11:00 Short break

Parallel virtual room "MC Belgrade"
11:00-11:30 Computing in High Energy Physics (Dr Vladimir Lončar)
11:30-11:45 Discussion on research activities and student opportunities
11:45-13:00 Long break

Parallel virtual room "MC Nis"
11:00-11:30 Tahioni: čestice - "duhovi" - brže od svetlosti!? (Prof. Dr Goran Djordjević)
11:30-11:45 Discussion on research activities and student opportunities
11:45-13:00 Long break

Virtual room "MC Serbia"
13:00-16:00 Hands-On: Identifying particles at colliders
  13:00-13:30 Tutorial on exercises (M.Sc. Veljko Maksimović)
  13:30-15:00 Hands-On exercises (in virtual excercise rooms)
15:00-15:15 Short break
  15:15-15:45 Discussion of excercise results
15:45-16:00 Short break

Virtual webinar with CERN
16:00-17:00 Video Conference with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
17:00-17:15 Closing remarks.

All lectures will be available for download directly from the Agenda above and from the Documents section after the completion of the program.

This program is organized in the framework of the International Particle Physics Outreach Group IPPOG. We gratefully acknowledge support from "Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development", "Center for Promotion of Science" and Serbian Physical Society.

The IPPOG Masterclasses in Serbia in previous years

The Masterclasses Serbia programme has been organised in Serbia since 2009. The number of students and guests which are selected for the program is increasing each year, and last year there were about 250 participants attending the program at the universities of Belgrade, Novi Sad, Niš and Kragujevac.

A short video report on the Masterclasses programme, compiled by the "Radio-Televizija Srbije" (RTS) in 2015, was presented in the scientific show "Kontekst 21". And here you can find a video report on the programme complied by the "Radio-Televizija Srbije" (RTS) in 2012, with the original RTS article being available here:

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