Nuclear & Particle Physics Outreach

The Rice Heavy-Ion Group cares much about the outreach of science, and particularly nuclear & particle physics. We are involved in several outreach activities, ranging from public lectures, private engagements, to nationally coordinated efforts such as QuarkNet. Below is a hopelessly incomplete list of past and current activities, with pointers for those interested in knowing more about those programs.

Rice/UH QuarkNet Program
Quarknet is a program sponsored by the NSF and pairs high school science teachers with active researchers in particle and nuclear physics. Dr. Geurts leads the Rice/UH QuarkNet Program for the Houston area high schools.
For more details on the CRMD program, the annual workshops, and the masterclasses take a look at this page

Rice Science Café
What better place to talk about science than in a bar, with a pint of your favorite brew in one hand while wielding a laser pointer in the other ...
  • Black Labrador Pub: The Hottest Thing in the Universe (Oct. 4, 2016)

Class Room Connect
Rice students are the smartest students on the planet. Rice alumni continue to be the most curious people on the planet!
  • Class Room Connect 2016: The Higgs Hunter’s Guide (Feb. 13, 2016)

Saturday Morning Physics Lectures
Why would high school students sleep in on a Saturday morning, when they could also listen to some awesome physics?! This is why ...
  • Rice University: Serving up a hot quark soup (Feb. 19, 2011)
  • University of Houston: The Standard Model & The Higgs Discovery (Oct. 12, 2013)