Description:HYPATIA is an event display for events recorded at the ATLAS experiment at CERN.
Abstract:HYPATIA offers a graphical representation of ATLAS event data. ATLAS is one of the two main experiments at CERN’s new particle accelerator, the LHC.
The students can play with the events and in this way study the fundamental building blocks of nature and their interactions and at the same time learn how the gigantic state-of-the-art detectors work. This gives students a realistic and exciting look at the research being done at CERN and stimulates an enthusiastic interest in it and at possible scientific careers.
HYPATIA/applet is also very flexible in the sense that the educators can choose the level of difficulty they want to attain and at the same time adopt it for their own application according to the students’ background. It has been tested in several schools and by teachers from different countries. An advanced version of it is used at the University level and more specifically for the fourth year undergraduate laboratories by students of the University of Athens.