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An animation created of an actual ATLAS heavy ion collision event in 2010.
Duration: 1 min 12 Sec
To view or download this file, go here to the ATLAS website:   http://www.atlas.ch/multimedia/html-nc/...

A song written about the ATLAS experiment. Includes interesting facts about the experiment sung by members of the ATLAS Collaboration. Good for young and old(er) audiences.
Duration: 4 min 13 sec
Produced October 2010
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A rap song co-produced by American free-lance journalist and editor of the Atlas e-news at CERN, Katie Mc Alpine and Will Barras, student. Released in July 2008, this rap song explains to a beat what the LHC is and what its experiments are studying.
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Titled "LHCb - the Collaboration in Photos," this 77 page color photo book describes the LHCb experiment and its collaboration. Readers enjoy a straight forward written explanation with photos of how this international endeavor became a reality. Topics covered include how the idea for the...

This short video begins with LHCb physicist Dr. Tara Shears (University of Liverpool, England) explaining what the LHCb experiment studies on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland and how this will help us answer a fundamental question about our universe: Why our universe is...

This bright and colorful book uses quirky art, humor, and good science to drive its points home for a general audience. Subjects covered include:
1. Our universe
2. LHC-what it is, how it works, what it studies
3. Dark Energy
4. The scientific process
5. A bit about...

Color image of the CMS detector with parts clearly labeled. Some versions of the Poster include parts labeled and short explanations of each part's main function. 
2010 Version
 

Color image of the CMS detector with parts clearly labeled. Some versions of the Poster include parts labeled and short explanations of each part's main function. See related document for other versions.
Produced 2010

A typical event display from the LHCb experiment on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Event was taken in May 2010.

"Drôle de Physique" is a collection of 6 hands-on activities started by CERN's James Gillies and now available for schools on request. These activities designed for young audiences are currently carried out in CERN's Microcosm where a platform has been devoted to them. The Drôle de Physique...

Professor Peter Watkins of University of Birmingham, UK, gives a brief explanation of the Large Hadron Collider and the ATLAS experiment. In this short overview, he describes the following:
1. What scientists are researching at the LHC
2. The LHC and how it works
3. The main...

Video based on displays of lead-lead collisions from the ALICE experiment at LHC, with soundtrack using distorted bass guitar and image sonification.
 
More information about it can be found at http://alicematters.web.cern.ch...

Cartoon on the ALICE experiment, the detector and the physics

This presentation describes CERN, particle physics and the LHC to younger audiences (featuring helicopters and dinosaurs!)
As it is aimed at 14-18 year olds, the presentation is rather basic.
Indeed it can also be easily adapted for younger audiences (e.g. 10-11) by omitting slides...

A short, very clever and funny video clip showing a student's science exhibit. This is an ad for the 2011 Google Science Fair on-line competition which runs until 4 April, 2011. The point of the video is to show how science is fun and connects the world. Could be used in talks to young audiences...

This colorful 3D animation is an excerpt from the film "ATLAS-Episode II, The Particles Strike Back." Shot with a bug's eye view of the inside of the detector. The viewer is shown the inner, middle and outer sections of the ATLAS detector. The narrator describes how different parts of the...

This is a short video produced for young audiences to explain what steps scientists go through to make their discoveries. It models this process through telling the story of French scientist Becquerel and his experiments with uranium rays in 1896. The video begins with a brief introduction to...

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2 Styles available:
1. Zip-up jacket style with hood
2. Sweatshirt style with hood.
Each style includes the ATLAS logo and an event display.
 
Colours are light blue, black, red, khaki, navy and grey.
Price: 30 CHF.
 
Limited number of each size...

This is a popular science show series in France produced by France 3 and Riff International Production. Two men travel around the country in their mobile science lab to explain the mysteries of our world. In this episode they visit Geneva, Switzerland to study what we are all made of (matter)....

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An award winning card game to learn about particles from the standard model. The set includes a book of games with playing cards included. The book explains rules to several different games that can be played of different complexity and for different age groups. Rules of the games follow the...

TOTEM Photographic Poster

These pages were extracted from the 2003 CMS Experiment Brochure. These pages explain the story of our universe and how it was formed over time. All explanations are coupled with simple colorful illustrations, one per sheet. Each can be used as an individual teaching aid or together as a set....

Includes an illustration of the CMS detector surrounded by cross-sections of its parts with brief explanations of each of their functions. Also includes a short explanation of what CMS aims to identify and measure at the LHC.
Published in 2006.
Printed copies available for English,...

This colorful 3D animation is an excerpt from the film "ATLAS-Episode II, The Particles Strike Back." Shot with a bug's eye view of the inside of the detector. The viewer is taken on a tour of the inner workings of the electromagnetic calorimeter. Topics covered include an explanation of what...

This colorful 3D animation is an excerpt from the film "ATLAS-Episode II, The Particles Strike Back." Shot with a bug's eye view of the inside of the detector. Topics covered include what the Hadronic Calorimeter measures, what types of particles are hadrons, what the calorimeter is made of,...

A 7-minute animation showing the construction of the main structural components of CMS in the surface hall at Cessy, together with a brief overview of the installation in the experimental cavern.
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This 17-minute long animation shows the construction of the main structural components of CMS in the surface hall in Cessy and offers a detailed overview of the installation in the experimental cavern.
Produced by: CERN Multimedia Production Unit
Director: Silvano de Gennaro
17...

This colorful 3D animation is an excerpt from the film "ATLAS-Episode II, The Particles Strike Back." Shot with a bug's eye view of the inside of the detector. The viewer is taken on a tour of the inner workings of the detector, seeing critical pieces of the detector and hearing short...

A color animation of the high-energy collisions at 7 TeV on the 30th of March in the CMS detector. Run 132440 - Even 4285681 Produced by the CMS team. Files of animation of detector with collisions also included.
 
Duration: 25 seconds
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A virtual tour guided around the CMS assembly site in Cessy by CMS physicist David Barney.
 
Produced November 2006
Duration: 32 minutes

A colorful 3D illustration of the CMS Detector. Just the image is included. No labels or explanations included.

This animation provides a step-by-step explanation of how the Large Hadron Collider works and what happens to the particles within it. This explanation includes basic concepts of the reason for the LHC's shape, its parts, the use of magnets and its super cooling system. The animation concludes...

The narrorator takes us from a 1 mm column, down to the very smallest building blocks of matter to demonstrate just how incredibly small the things are that the Large Hadron Collider studies.  
See all video files here:  http://cdsweb.cern.ch/...

This video concentrates on the LHC and the strangeness of our universe it is designed to study.  Subjects include
What happens within the LHC
Theory of relativity
How "Sat Nav" or Global Positioning Systems (GPS) work for cars and the possibility of errors in their measurement...

Produced by: Mannmade Productions
Director: Chris Mann
05:00 min. / 10 September 2008 / CERN Copyright
http://www.mannmade.co.uk/
See files here:  http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1128122...

This sporty tour of the CMS experiment is narrated in English by PhD student Alison Lister. Perched on her mountain bike, Alison rides around CERN giving an overview of the basics of particle physics. She then takes us on a tour of the CMS experiment and explains how CMS was constructed, housed...

This document contains three variations of the EPPOG logo. The first is the colorful group of dots with the letters EPPOG on black background, the second is the colorful group of dots on their own, and the third is the dots with the group's name spelled out completely sitting on a blue...

This is a multi-media installation about the physicists behind the ATLAS Experiment created in 2010 by Claudia Marcelloni and Neal Hartman. Since October 2010 is being shown at the Thinktank Science Museum in Birmingham, UK and will remain there until January 2011.
This installation...

1st episode in a 3 part series that uncovers the mysteries of the ATLAS Experiment.
Produced by: Michael Barnett - Erik Johansson - Amelia Maio
Director: Joao Pequenao
Running time 7:13.
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ATLAS, The Particles Strike Back is the second episode in a three part series that uncovers the mysteries of the ATLAS experiment.
Produced by: Michael Barnett - Erik Johansson
Director: Joao Pequinao
14:00 min. / 2006 / CERN Copyright

A general overview of the ATLAS Experiment and new physics that may be discovered with ATLAS.
15 minutes07 seconds long.
See all files here on the ATLAS website:  http://www.atlas.ch/multimedia/#exploring-matter

Produced by and presented courtesy of Seed Magazine
 
In Seed's first exclusive short film, science communicator Alom Shaha travels underground and behind the scenes to probe the cavernous Large Hadron Collider at CERN. His tour offers a glimpse into the exciting preparations afoot...

A virtual tour of ATLAS allowing the viewer to choose where to move within the ATLAS cavern. (Low Resolution). Includes music. Main items labeled. No commentary.
http://virtualvisit.web.cern.ch/VirtualVisit/...

This e-tour is an on-line virtual lesson with four main parts: "Introduction," "Physics," "Experiment," and "Accelerator."
Target audience: General Public
 
"Introduction" e-tour:
Provides a brief intro to particle physics and the lead up to the creation of the LHC....

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3D viewer with slides of the ATLAS detector and actual collision events in 3D.
The 3D vieweris 5 CHF and can only be purchased at the ATLAS Secretariat in Bldg. 40 at CERN in Switzerland; they cannot be ordered online
http://...

A short film shown in 3D at the the ATLAS Visitors Center at CERN. Here is the 2D version.
This film shows highlights of the assembly of the ATLAS detector in the ATLAS cavern. The film opens with a scientist in a hardhat entering the secure area of the building which houses the ATLAS...

This short film interviews scientists from around the world working in the ATLAS collaboration. Questions asked range from what they do on ATLAS to hobbies and how individuals were drawn to becoming physicists. Provides an overview of interviewees motivations and aspirations for working on ATLAS...

This is a 1 minute long time-laps video of the construction of the ATLAS detector. This film also exists in 3 and 5 minutes.
See here for all versions:  http://www.atlas.ch/multimedia/#atlas-built-1-minute

This award winning film gives a glimpse behind the scenes of building the ATLAS detector.
It asks:

  • Why are so many physicists anxious to build this apparatus?
  • Will they be able to answer fundamental questions such as: Where does mass come from?
  • Why...

An imaginative blend of education and entertainment, SCI-FUN is a science "roadshow" that visits 50-60 schools each year throughout Scotland. It helps teachers to encourage young people to continue studying science and technology subjects beyond S2.
Approximately 10,000 pupils take part in...

A point and click interactive. User may point and click parts of the detector to retrieve the name and description of selected part.
To see this video on the ATLAS website: http://www.atlas.ch/multimedia/#zooming-into-atlas...

This short video shows scenes within the LHCb control room on 23 November, 2009 as LHCb collaborators wait for the first ever collisions within their detector. The video is concluded by a few words by LHCb Run Coordinator Richard Jacobsson. Jacobsson explains why this is such a momentous...

This color poster is written in both French and English. It includes a brief explanation of the 2 calorimeters (electromagnetic calorimeter & hadron calorimeter) within the LHCb detector. It gives a quick explanation of what these 2 important components do for the LHCb experiment and give...

This color poster is written in both French and English. It includes a brief explanation of what the magnets do for the LHCb experiment and what they are constructed of. The poster includes 4 photographs of the magnets.
For this and all related LHCb poster files, see here: ...

This color poster is written in both French and English. It includes a brief explanation of what the RICH detectors identify and how this is accomplished through measuring emissions of Cherenkov radiation. 1 photo each of assembly and testing of these detectors is shown, as well as two diagrams...

This color poster is written in both French and English. It includes a brief explanation of what the tracking system is and why this is important to the LHCb detector. It includes what the tracking system consists of and the two different technologies used (silicon tracker & outer tracker)....

This color poster is written in both French and English. It includes a brief explanation of the assembly and installation of this important piece of the LHCb detector followed by illustrations of the detector, a cross section of the detector, and the silicon detector module.
For this and...

This color poster is written in both French and English. It includes a brief explanation of the two-levelled trigger system which registers the most interesting events from the LHCb experiment. The text describes how much data is collected and where it is stored. A brief mention of the computing...

This color poster is written in both French and English. It includes a brief explanation of what the muon system is for, its size and structure within the LHCB detector on the LHC at CERN. The poster includes one photo and two diagrams with parts clearly labelled.
 
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This color poster is written in both French and English. It begins with an introductory paragraph explaining the construction and assembly process within the cavern, followed by a few words on the international cooperation and work underground to ready the detector. The poster shows a collection...

This color poster is written in both French and English. It includes a 3 dimentional color illustration of the structure of the LHCb detector. Main parts of the detector are clearly labelled.
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This color poster is written in both French and English. It includes 3 short paragraphs explaining what the detector is designed to study and how. This narrative is accompanied by 2 color diagrams of the detector with its parts clearly labelled.
For this and all related LHCb poster files,...

This color poster is written in both French and English. It includes a short paragraph explaining where the LHCb sits on the LHC. It includes a topographical map cross-section showing above and below ground of where the LHCb is positioned on the LHC. Two color photographs of the LHCb detector...

This color poster is written in both French and English.
The poster poses the baffling question why, if matter and antimatter were created in equal parts during the big bang, do we find ourselves living in a universe made only of matter? The poster also includes a brief description of what...

A simple diagram of the intricate accelerator complex at CERN. The diagram includes the following:
LHC - Large Hadron Collider
SPS - Super Proton Synchrotron
PS - Proton Synchrotron
AD - Antiproton Decelerator
CTF3 - Clic Test Facility
CNGS - CERN Neutrinos to...

This color poster is written in both French and English.
A timeline is provided with brief descriptions of what happened after the big bang in the following order:
0 seconds, 0.00000000001 seconds, .0001 seconds, 1 minute, 380,000 years, 500 million years and 14 billion years post...

This color poster is written in both French and English.
The poster contains a color photograph of each nobel winner, their name and a brief statement of their work. It concludes with a statement of how LHCb scientists are grateful to them for their efforts.
For this and all related...

This color poster is written in both French and English.
The poster includes simple explanations of what matter and anti-matter are, and describes briefly how antimatter behaves differently in reality that what would be expected. The text concludes stating that the LHCb Experiment on the...

This colorful poster is titled both in English and French. French title: Bienvenue dans l’expérience de beauté du LHC.
It describes in short simple text the aim of the experiment followed by statistics on the LHCb collaboration.
 
For this and other LHCb posters, see here:  ...

A color image of the LHCb detector drawn to show the detectors multiple parts and overall size compared with that of a human being.
 

This virtual tour of LHCb allows viewers to click on key components of the LHCb on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Viewers can choose from the following components for a close view:
a. The LHCb Detector
b. Dipole magnet with the Beryllium beam pipe
c. Muon detection system...

A brief presentation of the Grid, the latest in computer technology developed to meet the needs of the LHC experiments to share data around the world. Subjects include: the purpose of the grid and why it is necessary, the meaning behind its name, how the grid works, who uses the grid, the impact...

Animation from 7 TeV proton proton collisions in the ALICE experiment.
Collisions recorded on the first day of the 7 TeV run, 30 March 2010.

This 'background material' is part of the CERN Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents). 
Here the students will find some background information on electric charge as it pertains to the particles that are relevant to this module. See related documents and corresponding weblink...

This 'background material' is part of the CERN Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents). 
This material helps the students to understand two other formulae (E=hf, and the formula for relativistic kinetic energy). This material is meant to be used in connection with the lessons "...

This 'background material' is part of the CERN Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents). 
This gives students a simple way to understand meaning behind the formula E=mc2.
 
See related documents and corresponding weblink for further information.
 
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This 'background material' is part of the CERN Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents). 
Here the students will find information on the concept of a "fundamental particle." See related documents and corresponding weblink for further information.

 
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This 'extension topic' lesson plan is part of the Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents).  
Duration of lesson:  approximately 30 minutes.  ( duration may vary depending on how it is used)
 
 
Care has been taken to ensure that the...

This 'extension topic' lesson plan is part of the Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents).  
Duration of lesson:  approximately 30 minutes.  ( duration may vary depending on how it is used)
 
 
Care has been taken to ensure that the mathematical knowledge...

This lesson plan is part of the Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents).  
Duration of lesson:  approximately 30 minutes.  ( duration may vary depending on how it is used)
 
 
Care has been taken to ensure that the mathematical knowledge required for...

This lesson plan is part of the Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents).  
Duration of lesson:  approximately 30 minutes.  ( duration may vary depending on how it is used)
 
 
Care has been taken to ensure that the mathematical knowledge required for...

This lesson plan is part of the Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents).  
Duration of lesson:  approximately 30 minutes.  ( duration may vary depending on how it is used)
 
 
Care has been taken to ensure that the mathematical knowledge required for...

This lesson plan is part of the Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents).  
Duration of lesson:  approximately 30 minutes.  ( duration may vary depending on how it is used)
 
 
 
Care has been taken to ensure that the mathematical knowledge required...

This lesson plan is part of the Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents).  
Duration of lesson:  approximately 30 minutes.  ( duration may vary depending on how it is used)
 
 
Care has been taken to ensure that the mathematical knowledge required for...

This lesson plan is part of the Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents).  
Duration of lesson:  approximately 30 minutes.  ( duration may vary depending on how it is used)
 
 
Care has been taken to ensure that the mathematical knowledge required for students...

 
This lesson plan is part of the Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents).  
Duration of lesson:  approximately 30 minutes.  ( duration may vary depending on how it is used)
Care has been taken to ensure that the mathematical knowledge required for students to...

This lesson plan is part of the Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents).  
Duration of lesson:  approximately 30 minutes.  ( duration may vary depending on how it is used)
 
 
Care has been taken to ensure that the mathematical knowledge required for students...

This is the first in a projected series of teaching resources from CERN whose overall aim is to stimulate interest in science by introducing themes in modern physics at earlier stages than is the practice in most national curricula. They are aimed at students aged 14-15 years (corresponding to...

This 'background material' is part of the CERN Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents). 
This material gives the students an understanding of how physicists can use units of energy for expressing the mass of particles. See related documents and corresponding weblink for further...

A 1 page/double sided A4 brochure. This brochure introduces the LHCf detector on the LHC at CERN. Topics covered include a brief introduction to LHCf on the LHC, the fundamental questions it seeks to answer, detector parts and their purpose and basics on the collaboration.
Brochures may be...

This 2 paged/double sided A4 color brochure provides a brief overview on the range of activities CERN is involved in to minimize the environmental impact of the Lab's research. Subjects include highlights of CERN's environmental policy, practical manifestations of the policy (minimizing noise,...

A 2 page/double sided A4 brochure. This brochure introduces the ALICE detector on the LHC at CERN. Topics covered include a brief introduction to ALICE on the LHC, the fundamental questions it seeks to answer, detector parts and their purpose and basics on the collaboration.
Brochures may...

A collection of facts and figures about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in the form of questions and answers. 60 pages. Color.
Hard copies can be ordered from the CERN Press Office. Please allow 6 weeks deliver from date of order.
 
 
English version of booklet download...

A 2 page/double sided A4 brochure. This brochure introduces the ATLAS detector on the LHC at CERN. Topics covered include a brief introduction to ATLAS on the LHC, the fundamental questions it seeks to answer, detector parts and their purpose and basics on the collaboration.
Printed copies...

A 2 page/double sided A4 brochure. This brochure introduces the CMS detector on the LHC at CERN. Topics covered include a brief introduction to CMS on the LHC, the fundamental questions it seeks to answer, detector parts and their purpose and basics on the collaboration.
Printed copies may...

A two-page A4/double sided color brochure presenting the largest and the most powerful particle accelerator in the world, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which started up in 2008. Its role, characteristics, technologies, etc. are explained for the general public.
Hard copies can be...

A 2 page/double sided A4 brochure. This brochure introduces CERN and explains very briefly what scientists and researchers are doing there. Topics covered include definitions of basic particles and forces, a timeline of CERN milestones, particle accelerators, LHC and what it is designed to study...

 

Facts about CERN, the contributions of its Member States, its machines and experiments, the number of its employees and users, management structure.
Hard copies can be ordered from CERN Press Office. Please allow 6 weeks for delivery from date of order.
 
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This short video animation gives an overview of the LHCb detector and explains what it is searching to find. Subjects covered include LHCb's location underground in France, the detector's weight and dimentions, the basic design of LHCb, what it is designed to detect, number of scientists in the...

A hands on working model of a linear accelerator.  Model consists of a metal track, ball and computer/monitor which measures the ball's speed. A ball has to be given energy with exactly the right timing by lifting a part of its supporting track. At the end of the track a PC will measure its...

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