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Titled "CMS Particle Hunter," this colorful comic book style brochure explains to young budding scientists and science enthusiasts in colorful animation how the CMS detector was made, its main parts, and what scientists hope to find using this complex tool. Book invites young students to get...

The movie is to be regarded as "proof of concept" - it features footage filmed in the LHC tunnel and at CMS with a simple pocket 3D camera (Fujifilm Real 3D W1), and some animations done with Adobe Effects.
It exists in several versions, differing in length (4-15 minutes) and the intro....

A simple 3 slide presentation. The first two slides show a chart of all different types of matter and energy. Last slide provides a more detailed explanation of some of the chart. Simple & short texts are used. Made by a retired physicist to be used in general talks on particle physics for...

Through hand drawn illustrations, this video creatively explains the basics on what we know about dark matter. Contents of this video are based on what the author learned during a conversation with physicists Daniel Whiteson and Jonathan Feng about Dark Matter and how CERN's collider is helping...

A full color 24-page booklet exploring the ATLAS Experiment's quest to discover answers to unknowns such as antimatter, the origin of mass, extra dimensions of space, unification of fundamental forces, and evidence for dark matter candidates in the Universe.
Free of charge.
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This on-line tutorial explains to the viewer the potential discoveries of the ATLAS experiment as being the following:
1. The Unknown
2. Dark Matter
3. The Origin of Mass
4. Extra Dimensions
5. Antimatter
6. New Forces
7. The Standard Model
For...

A presentation about CERN and LHCb designed to be given by members of the LHCb collaboration to school classes of 15-17 year olds. In French. Made by LHCb physicist Monica Pepe-Altarelli.
This 65 slide presentation gives an overview of the Large Hadron Collider, particle physics and the...

A presentation given by UCLA Professor Robert Cousins, presenting the goals of revolutionizing elementary particle physics and the implications for our understanding of the Big Bang and dark matter.
Audience: Students and faculty of University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Date:...

An award winning interactive tour of quarks, neutrinos, antimatter, extra dimensions, dark matter, accelerators and particle detectors from the Particle Data Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
 
Scientific American review: "Berkeley National Laboratory's particle...

Look at telescope pictures of the Milky Way, and you’ll see countless stars, representing enormous mass. But there’s even more mass there that you can’t see! This Interactive will help you understand how scientists know that. Set up a galaxy with no dark matter, and look at the speeds of the...

Interview with Dave Charlton, Deputy Spokesperson of the ATLAS Experiment.
(2010). Charlton is interviewed by ATLAS colleague Steven Goldfarb (U Michigan, USA). Subjects covered include what is done with data collected from ATLAS, what has been found in the data so far, why particles in...

In 2009 twelve high school students won the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair's "Best of Category" Award. The prize? A trip to Geneva, Switzerland to explore CERN. This short film made by one of the student winners, Eliza McNitt, documents these young scientists' experiences on...

The ATLAS detector is a highly sophisticated and complex tool. ATLAS physicist Stephen Goldfarb (U of Michigan) interviews colleague Benedetto Gorini, ATLAS Commissioning /Run Coordinator. In this interview, Gorini explains to viewers the ATLAS control room's role in ensuring the proper...

The ATLAS experiment will provide scientists with a lot of data which then must be analyzed and shared with the public. What does this process entail? In this interview by ATLAS physicist Steven Goldfarb (U of Michigan, USA), ATLAS Physics Coordinator Tom leCompte answers this important question...

The ATLAS detector on the LHC will give us more and more data on particle collisions than has ever before been collected. Out of all of this data collected how do ATLAS scientists select the data that is really important to them? In this interview by ATLAS's Steven Goldfarb (U Michigan), Chris...

Andreas Hoecker, Data Preparation Coordinator at ATLAS, explains to colleague Steven Goldfarb (U Michigan) the role of his team in analyzing data collected by the ATLAS detector. Subjects covered include the data transfer process from the ATLAS detector to the ATLAS Data Quality Control Room, on...

This interview of Dario Barberis, Computing Coordinator for ATLAS on the LHC at CERN is conducted by ATLAS colleague Steven Goldfarb, (U of Michigan, USA). Subjects covered in this interview include:
 
a. a brief description of how much data is collected, how much data is stored as a...

The NBI Colliderscope is a light-artwork placed on the facade of the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. The work of art is connected directly to the world's largest physics experiment just outside Geneva, Switzerland.  The idea of the artwork is to create a direct sensuous and intuitive...

Article (in Danish) about the history of CERN and particle physics

This slice shows a colorful cross-section of the CMS detector with all parts of the detector labelled. Viewers are invited to click on buttons associated with five types of particles to see what happens when each type interacts with the sections of the detector. The five types of particles users...

The SKALTA experiment (SlovaKiAn Large-area Time coincidence Array) measures secondary cosmic rays originating from a primary particle with energy more than 10^14 eV. The experimental setup has similar architecture as the successful projects ALTA (in Canada) and CZELTA (in Czech Republic) (see...

This is follow-up of the "Masterclasses with Cosmic Rays" held in Slovakia.  We took another opportunity to do Masterclasses with cosmic rays. In this time it was international group of high school students (35) attended an international project: "Let's discover the mysteries". Five countries...

Quark-Tzee is a dice game that plays following Yahtzee rules.  The idea is that you start with 6 dies, and you can roll three times. On each roll you keep the dies that you consider the best to make certain particles.  First roll - all dies, keep as many you want to create mesons and baryons;  ...

The SKALTA experiment (SlovaKiAn Large-area Time coincidence Array) measures secondary cosmic rays originating from a primary particle with energy more than 10^14 eV. The experimental setup has similar architecture as the successful projects ALTA (in Canada) and CZELTA (in Czech Republic)(see...

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The Quark Card Game was created to convey students the concept of the Standard Model - the existence of quarks, substructure of mesons and baryons, particle decay, and the concept of color charge.
It addresses the population of students in Junior and Senior years, in the US Educational...

This short video for general audiences gives an overview of the LHCb experiment located on the Large Hadron Collider based at CERN. The video is narrated by LHCb physicist Tara Shears and includes comments and explanations by CERN's Andrei Golutvin (LHCb Spokesperson), Susanne Koblitz (LHCb...

Showcasing pictures and video from the building of the ATLAS Experiment to the first splash of particles on September 10th 2008 accompanied by music. Commentary given by various scientists working within the collaboration.

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This book traces the stories of some of the more than 2000 technicians, engineers and physicists from 37 countries as they assemble the ATLAS detector on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN documenting every step with photos. This glossy, full-color hard cover book measures 25.5 cm X 24.5 cm. 168...

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500 piece puzzle of a photo of the detector, made by Ravensburger.
The puzzle can be purchased at the ATLAS Secretariat, Building 40, CERN, Switzerland.
Prices:
1 box @ 15 CHF a box
2 boxes @ 14 CHF a box
3 boxes @ 13 CHF a box
4 boxes @ 12 CHF a box
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Printed copies available by special order only. For further information contact:
A poster containing a collage of black and white portraits of women working on CMS along side a color photo of the CMS detector.
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A CD of Music composed and performed by members of the ATLAS collaboration.
In 2008 to celebrate completion of the detector, musicians within the ATLAS collaboration gave several high quality performances to enthusiastic audiences. Following this success, the idea for an ATLAS musical cd...

2-sided color print A4 size sheet containing the facts on the CMS Detector, its name, what it is designed to do, questions scientists hope to answer, collaboration members, detector parts and their functions, and other miscellaneous facts on the CMS detector. Printed copies of the English...

An interactive place "for everybody to learn about grid computing." This colorful interactive offers users information, games and on-line resources at a click on the following subjects:
 
-Grid Computing in 30
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-Five Big Ideas
•...

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Polo shirt with an embroidered CMS logo.
Colour: Bordeaux
Sizes: Adult S, M, L, XL
Price: 25 CHF
 
Can be purchased through the CMS Secretariat, CERN, Switzerland.
http://cms.web.cern.ch/cms/Souvenirs/...

Ideal for use as an attractive paperweight, decorative object, souvenir or present. Size: 5x5x12 cm, comes with presentation box.
These special, unique items are on sale only at the ATLAS Secretariat, CERN Switzerland.
40 Swiss Francs.
 

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Even well known decision makers with good intensions who support the idea of particle physics need help in understanding what particle physics is really about.  Bill Clinton, former president of the USA, gave an hour long interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland) in early 2011...

In order to improve the knowledge of the cultural diversity of the town of Meyrin, Switzerland (close to the main CERN site) organized an activity for children and parents called "Ethnopoly". CERN took part in the event as the next door neighbour and a big and multicultural orgnisation.
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A short presentation showing the relation between mass, energy, momentum and speed for relativistic and ultra-relativistic particles.
It uses as an example the CERN accelerator complex (for massive particles at different speeds) and the photon

"Codename Eurostar" is the first film of the series‘Colliding Particles." Gavin, Jon and Adam have a cunning plan to find the Higgs Boson, an elusive particle which physicists have been trying to find for over 40 years. One of the main aims of the the LHC is to discover once and for all whether...

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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The ATLAS collaboration held a multi-media contest in 2010 to produce short explanatory videos for young audiences on topics related to the ATLAS experiment and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. All videos were submitted by persons not affiliated with ATLAS or CERN.
 
The first...

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.
See here on Youtube:...

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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.

This interactive simulates the workings of the Large Hadron Collider based at CERN in Geneva Switzerland. As the real accelerator operators do, the player must adjust the LHC controls to ready the accelerator for a particle collision! As the player manipulates the controls, s/he is guided by...

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

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...

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A cotton t-shirt with the ATLAS logo on it. Logo designed by US actor Alan Alda.
Shirts are available for purchase from the ATLAS Secretariat, CERN, Geneva Switzerland.
Price: 20 Swiss Francs
 

ATLAS Secretariat

CERN

Location:  Building 40, Floor 4...

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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)....

CERN Accelerator Technician & Operator Ronaldus Suykerbuyk gives a tour of the CCC. He describes the complete process from injection to stable beams on the LHC accelerator. His narrative includes simple explanations of the types of information that are displayed on monitors, and a step by...

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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

Having fun while learning particle physics? Released May 10th, 2010, the SPRACE computer game designed for High School students and the general public help players learn the intricacies of elementary particle physics.
 
The game takes place in a distant planet where to sustain life...

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,...

A podcast by the Guardian's Science Weekly, UK - Monday 27 December 2010.
Assistant research scientist Prof Steven Goldfarb takes us on a trip around Cern, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research in Geneva, home of the largest and most complex scientific instrument ever built, the...

‘Colliding Particles’ is a series of films following just one of the teams of physicists involved in the research at the LHC. The project documents their work at the frontiers of particle physics, exploring the human stories behind the research and investigating the workings of the scientific...

"Problems" is the fourth film of the series ‘Colliding Particles." 'Problems' travels to Paris for a look at some of the theoretical work behind the 'Eurostar' paper. Gavin and his PhD student Mathieu explore the mathematics behind the behaviour of fundamental particles, and we have an update on...

"Conference Season" is the third film of the series ‘"Colliding Particles." Jon travels to Philadelphia to present the Eurostar paper to ICHEP. Held every 2 years, the International Conference on High Energy Physics is the most prestigious conference in particle physics, and brings together the...

Collidonomics is the fifth video of the series "Colliding Particles." 'Collidonomics' touches on the subject of funding. We have an update on the status of the ATLAS experiment, joins Gavin in the mountains, and continues to follow the progress of the 'Eurostar' idea.
Film Duration: 9min...

"Big Bang Day" is the second film of the series ‘Colliding Particles." At 10.28am on 10 September 2008 the first beam of protons was successfully steered around the full 27 kilometres of the world’s most powerful particle accelerator. Adam introduces us to life at CERN and the excitement...

"Beam" is the sixth film of the series ‘Colliding Particles." 'Beam' looks at the role of competition in science and joins the night shift in the CMS detector control room.
Film Duration: 9min 52 sec.
See film here:  http://...

"Data" is the seventh and final film of the series ‘Colliding Particles." '"Data"' takes the Eurostar to Paris for the announcement of first results from the LHC. It's the culmination of over 20 years work and the first step on the road to many years of discoveries at the LHC.
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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. The viewer is taken on a tour of the inner workings of the transitional radiation tracker within the ATLAS detector. Subjects covered...

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 design of the Muon Spectrometer, what happens when particles pass through it and what it measures.
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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
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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 51 slide presentation in French for a general audience. Delivered at the "Cité des Sciences" in Paris, "Rencontres du Ciel et de l'Espace," November, 2010
This presentation covers the following topics:
-The LHC
--what it is
--what it looks like
--where it is...

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...

Powers of Ten is a 1977 short documentary film written and directed by Charles Eames and his wife, Ray. The film depicts the relative scale of the Universe in factors of ten.
The film begins with an aerial image of a man reclining on a blanket; the view is that of one meter across. The...

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.
2006 CERN Copyright

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...

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