My Journey Began with WISHEPP
My name is Thara' Turk, a Master's student of physics at An-Najah National University and I have finished my Bachelor degree in 2016 from there.
By: Thara' Turk
My journey began when I participated in the activities of the First Winter School of High Energy Physics in Palestine (WISHEPP-I) which was organized by the Physics Department and attended by prominent international research centres such as LAL, Paris Sud 11 and others. The specialists gave various lectures and seminars on high physics energy flaming my heart to discover more about this science.
Dr. Ahmed Bassalat, Chair of the School inspired me to do my thesis in high energy physics and elementary particles.
In 2017, I obtained the first WISHEPP scholarship allowing me to be part of Trans European School of High Energy Physics in Slovenia. There, I met with several scientists, researchers and specialists in high energy physics from different parts of the world and I learned a lot through intensive lectures. I also discussed my research project titled: "Performance Study for ATLAS Inner Tracker".
After An-Najah's Physics Department in cooperation with LAL in France gave approval of my Master's thesis research, I received my second WISHEPP grant in 2017 to begin conducting my Master's thesis at LAL under the supervision of Dr. Bassalat from An-Najah and Dr. David Russo from LAL.
Spending time at LAL has enriched my experience on different levels and being with ATLAS group in particular increased my love to learn more about high energy physics.
After completing my four-month scholarship at LAL, I moved to the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland to be part of a summer school with 300 students from different parts of the world. I spent two months at CERN where I attended a series of lectures given by distinguished scientists in elementary particle science, astrology and others as well as other workshops and a research project presentation for training titled: "The state of Art Of Monte Carlo for tt+W and tt+Z Processes".