International Particle Physics Outreach Group
International Masterclasses in Serbia
13th Masterclasses 2017 (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

  • Saturday, March 4th (Novi Sad, now completed)
  • Monday, March 6th (Belgrade, now completed)
  • Thursday, March 16th (Kragujevac, now completed)
  • Friday, March 17th (Niš, now completed)

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 five Serbian scientific institutions: "Vinca" 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 year we will establish videconference with Universidade de Évora, University of Gent, Institute for Nuclear Studies in Warsaw, Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille, Institute of Nuclear Physics in Krakow, Laboratoire d'Annecy le Vieux de physique des particules, Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet in Palaiseau, Università di Firenze, Institute of High Energy Physics of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institut de physique nucléaire de Lyon, University of Padova, LIP and Universidade do Minho, Silesian University in Opava, University of Pisa, and it will be mediated by scientists in CERN, Geneva.

Inquiries and registration

Selection of participants in the Masterclasses programme 2017 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 2017 in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Nis, Kragujevac

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

AGENDA - Belgrade

Monday, March 6th 2017

Salle "Blue" - room 665 (3rd Floor)
09:00-09:25 Registration of participants

Physics amphitheatre 661 (3rd Floor)
09:25-09:30 Opening and Introduction to the Masterclass (prof. dr. Petar Adzic)
09:30-10:05 The Physics of Forces and Particles (dr. Dusko Latas)
10:05-10:25 The Large Hadron Collider and its experiments (dr. Nenad Vranjes)
10:25-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:35 Virtual visit to one of the LHC experiments - (dr Dragoslav Lazic, meng Nebojsa Smljikovic)
11:35-12:00 Grid Computing (meng Vladimir Slavnic)

Restaurant of "Dom Armije" (Braće Jugovića 19, 11000 Belgrade)
12:00-13:30 Lunch break

Computing room 768 (4th floor)
13:30-15:25 Hands-On: Identifying particles at colliders
  13:30-13:45 Tutorial on exercises (msc Milan Stojanovic)
  13:45-15:15 Hands-On exercises
                      (with help of M. Stojanovic, V. Milosevic, P. Milenovic, N. Vranjes)
  15:15-15:25 Collection of Results

Salle "Blue" - room 665 (3rd Floor)
15:25-15:45 Coffee break

Physics amphitheatre 661 (3rd Floor)
15:45-16:00 Discussion of results
16:00-17:00 Combining results in 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 in year 2015 there were about 90 participants attending the program at the University of Belgrade and about 40 participants attending the program at the University of Novi Sad.

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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