CERN — the European Organization for Nuclear Research

9 to 12 years

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
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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...

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...

An on-line "virtual theme park" offering a range of games, multimedia applications and films to bring the excitement of CERN's research to a young audience aged between 7 and 12. CERNland is designed to show children what we do at CERN and inspire them with some physics at the same time. Kids do...

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 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.
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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.
 
 
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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.
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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 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...

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...

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 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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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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