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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...

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is an American late night satirical television program airing each Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central in the United States. Describing itself as a fake news program, The Daily Show draws its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures,...

Ever been confused by all the letters and squiggles used by scientists? Hopefully this site will unravel some of those mysteries.
Sixty Symbols is an on-line collection of videos about physics and astronomy presented by experts from the University of Nottingham. They aren't lessons or...

Super K Sonic Boooum 2 Gold by designer Nelly Ben Hayoun is an installation in the John Dalton Building at Manchester Metropolitan University as part of the Oct 2010 Manchester Science Festival. It recreates the experience of a sonic boom at Japan’s Super-Kamiokande neutrino observatory....

This is number 6 of a series of 8 journals. No.6 was published in Spring 2008. Complete title of journal is "Élémentaire - de l’infiniment petit à l’infiniment grand." Élémentaire ("Elementary") is an outreach journal in French whose eight issues cover the particle physics, from the atom to the...

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 is one of 3 posters designed to be displayed on university campuses. This poster shows an image of two LHCb scientists working together followed by some facts on the LHCb collaboration.
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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.
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This is one of 3 posters designed to be displayed on university campuses. This poster shows an image of an LHCb event and mentions briefly what it is designed to study at CERN.

This is one of 3 posters designed to be displayed on university campuses. This poster shows a photograph of the LHCb experiment and mentions briefly what it is designed to study at CERN.
 

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.
 
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Why is there something instead of nothing? Why are there so many different elementary particles? 2008's Nobel Laureates in Physics presented theoretical insights that give us a deeper understanding of what happens far inside the tiniest building blocks of matter. This is an 8 page article...

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...

CERN's Paola Catapano interviews LHCb physicist Tara Shears on 30 March 2010 when the LHC reached particle collisions at 7teV. From the LHCb control center Shears describes the excitement on the day and answers questions about LHCb. Subjects covered in the interview include what LHCb is studying...

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.

A 55 page color-A4 booklet.This brochure illustrates the incredible journey of a proton as he winds his way through the CERN accelerator chain and ends up inside the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The LHC is CERN's flagship particle accelerator which can collide protons together at close to the...

This 4 page color brochure describes ATLAS and the LHC, the ATLAS inner detector, calorimeters, muon spectrometer, magnet system, a short definition of the terms "particles," "dark matter," "mass," "antimatter." It also explains the ATLAS collaboration and provides the ATLAS website address with...

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...

A simulated event. September 10, 2008 - The ATLAS detector lit up as a flood of particles traversed the detector when the beam was occasionally directed at a target near ATLAS. This allowed ATLAS physicists to study how well the various components of the detector were functioning in preparation...

This is a segment of the movie 'Episode II, The Particles Strike Back', illustrating how the ATLAS detector detects different types of particles.
Running Time 1min 47 sec
For video files, see here:  http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1096390...

This animation shows a fall to Earth, aerial view of Switzerland, the LHC ring, CERN, diving underground to the ATLAS pit, and finally a layered view of the detector.
Running time 46 seconds
 
See video and all files here on the ATLAS website:  ...

A simulated collision event viewed along the beampipe.
The event is one in which a microscopic-blackhole was produced and decayed immediately. The black area in the center with many particle tracks represents the inner detector (pixel detector, semiconductor tracker, and transition...

A simulated collision event viewed along the beampipe.
The event is one in which a microscopic-blackhole was produced and decayed immediately. The black area in the center with many particle tracks represents the inner detector (pixel detector, semiconductor tracker, and transition...

This animation was created of an actual ATLAS collision event on 5 April, 2010. This animation shows from the particle view the race through the LHC, ending in the detector where the particle collision occurs. First candidate for an event with a W boson decaying to electron + neutrino seen in 7...

This animation was created of an actual ATLAS collision event in 2010. This animation shows from the particle view the race through the LHC, ending in the detector where the particle collision occurs. Candidate for an event with a Z boson decaying to two muons.
Running Time 55 sec

This animation was created of an actual ATLAS collision event on 30 March, 2010 at 7 TeV. This animation shows from the particle view the race through the LHC, ending in the detector where the particle collision occurs.
Running Time 46 sec

This animation was created of an actual ATLAS collision event in 2010. This animation shows from the particle view the race through the LHC, ending in the detector where the event occurs. This is the first candidate for an event with a Z boson decaying to an electron and an anti-electron.
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Dimensions: 617mm x 871mm. This poster gives a brief explanation of the ATLAS experiment followed by short definitions of Anti-matter, mass and dark matter. Poster may be purchased directly from the ATLAS secretariat, Building 40 at CERN. Price 5 Swiss Francs
 
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A cotton polo-shirt with the ATLAS logo on it. Cost 20 Swiss Francs. Available only from the ATLAS secretariat at CERN, Building 40.

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A baseball cap with embroidered ATLAS Logo.
Clothing may only be purchased at the ATLAS Secretariat in Building 40 at CERN in Meyrin, Switzerland.
 

Location: 40/4-D06

Monday to Friday 08h30 – 12h30 13h30 – 17h30
 

9 pages: 2-sided color print A4 size pages containing the facts on the Detector, Calorimeters, Muon System, Inner Detector, Pixel Detector, Semiconductor Tracker, Transition Radiation Tracker,, Surface hall, Cavern, Detector, Magnet system, Solenoid, Toroid, Event rates, Physics processes,...

1 Page: 2-sided color print A4 size sheet containing the facts on the ATLAS Detector, its name, what it is designed to do, detector parts and their functions, and other miscellaneous facts on the ATLAS experiment.

The UK says Go LHC GO! Science and Technology
Produced by: Mannmade Productions
Director: Chris Mann
12:50 min. / 23 September 2008 / Mannmade Productions Copyright
http://www.mannmade.co.uk/
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This short video explains what CERN is, the people who works there and what they are studying. It also includes information on technologies that CERN has helped to develop (e.g. www).
Production Date: 1 September 2006
Producer: CERN Multimedia Productions
Copyright: CERN

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Real safety helmet, as used by CMS physicists 100 m underground. CMS detector picture on the front.
Colour: Orange
Size: Flexible
Price: 8 CHF

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Baseball cap with an embroidered CMS logo.
Colour: Black
SIze: Flexible
Price: 15 CHF
 
For availability and purchase, see the CMS Shop here: http://cms.web.cern.ch/news/cms-shop

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"Magic" prism and cube that unfold and reform to each time give new images and information about CMS.
Price: Prism: 10 CHF, Cube: 7 CHF
Special deal together: 15 CHF
 
For these and all CMS souvenirs, see the on-line CMS shop here:  ...

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CERN playing cards with interesting facts about physics and the LHC experiments on each card. Available in English and French.
For purchase from the CERN gift shop, Geneva, Switerland or from the CMS Secretariat, CERN, Switzerland.
Price: 3 CHF
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A 12-month photo calendar highlighting the CMS detector through use of colorful photos of the detector superimposed on objects both man-made and natural (e.g. sunflower, water droplet, stained-glass window). Images highlight both the complexity and beauty of this man-made creation designed to...

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A metalic key-ring with a french-style shopping trolly token hanging off of it in the shape of the CMS detector. On the backside of the token, engraved with words "Compact Muon Solenoid, CMS"
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Published in September 2008. This 61-page hard-cover photo book of photographs describes the assembly and installation of the CMS detector. Contains color photographs and brief descriptions/captions.
Compiled by Sergio Cittolin, Fabienne Marcastel, and T. S. Virdee.
Photos by S....

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