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9th issue, published in September 2016. This new issue and all previous editions are available for free download at http://elementaire.lal.in2p3.fr.
 

A Question of Survival

This presentation was given at TEDxTUM 2015 in front of a large public audience and was recorded and published on the TEDxTUM site, as well as on their YouTube channel.  It attempts to answer the question of why we do basic research by describing it as a necessary facet of human survival.

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This material was used for the 3rd annual CERN @Montreux Physics of Music / Music of Physics Workshop.  The workshops are held every year in the Petit Casino during the Montreux Jazz Festival.  These are from July, 2015.

http://mjf2015.web.cern...

My Life As A Proton

The talk was given to a public audience at Le Scandale in Geneva (21 May 2014), during an event called Pint of Science.  The talk tells the story of a proton from birth in the Big Bang to joining the LHC, including all of the embarrassing steps in between.

The discovery of the Higgs boson came at the end of a long journey, where the direction was marked, but the road had to be built. What now? Now the physicists are looking out onto a world we don’t know, where there are no paths, and even the directions to be followed aren’t very clear. They know...

Picture of the "CERN experience 360" homepage

The "Experience CERN 360" web documentary (http://experience-cern360.fr) is a website in French developed by the CNRS, the CEA and the ExplorNova collaboration (CEA Irfu & iRélité/Capacités SAS) for the CERN 60th anniversary in 2014. 10 entry points...

A collection of 7 views on the p-Pb run from experts with different roles (theoretical, experimental and machine physicists) who were closely involved on both the LHC and the ALICE side. The physics motivation for p-Pb collisions at the LHC is described as well the challenges involved for the...

Published on Oct 11, 2013

2 x 10 min videos in English and French for general public, describing the physics aims of the ALICE experiment: the study of the primordial state of matter, the quark gluon plasma, which presumably existed the first moments in the life of the...

This online tool gives you a sense of scale for large particle accelerators. You can choose to place a ring of the size of the LHC, Tevatron or FCC on a map of your local area.

Take screenshots to use in your presentations when you visit other cities, to show the locals how big the LHC...

On the 4th of July 2012, CERN announced the discovery of a new particle, compatible with the Higgs boson. This video (in English and then French at 6:15) describes this important discovery and explains what are the Higgs field and the Higgs boson. 

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Affiche A0 qui s’adresse au grand public, qui explique ce qu’est le mécanisme Brout-Englert-Higgs, le boson de Higgs, pourquoi c’est important, comment on peut le chercher, comment s’est déroulée la découverte et qu’est-ce qui vient après la découverte. Aussi disponible en version anglaise. Pour...

Download the Poster via CDS at CERN: http://cds.cern.ch/record/1697389

A0 Poster targeted to general public, explaining the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism, the Higgs boson, why it is important, how we look for it, the journey of the discovery and what comes after the discovery. Produced by the ATLAS outreach group at CERN. Also available in French. Download the...

This was one of the CERN workshops at the Expanding your Horizons event in Geneva (www.expandingyourhorizons.org/conferences/geneva/). Similar initiative than the one presented here:...

A simple presentation to explain the excitement surrounding the discovery of the Higgs boson. Borrows heavily from other presentations but adds lots of animation. Two versions are included: one is in English only; the other is in English and traditional Chinese. Talk was given in Taiwan in...

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http://lisonbernet.ultra-book.com) et au verso un petit texte...

À la rencontre des accélérateurs de particules
Des instruments essentiels pour la recherche d'aujourd'hui et les avancées de demain

L'accélérateur géant "LHC" au Cern fonctionne maintenant depuis quelques années pour nous permettre de mieux comprendre "l'infiniment petit" : les...

Hangout with CERN (Wednesdays at 17:00 CET)

Buried 100m below the French / Swiss countryside, between the Alps and the Jura Mountains, is a 27km tunnel housing the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. This chain of superconducting magnets accelerates protons to high energies and then collides them in four different underground halls. Inside...

Students attending Researcher Night Masterclass at ATLAS

Buried about 100m below the French / Swiss countryside, between the Alps and the Jura Mountains, is a 27km tunnel housing the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. This chain of superconducting magnets accelerates protons to very high energies and then collides them at four different places....

Education & Outreach in ATLAS Control Room

Buried about 100m below the French / Swiss countryside, between the Alps and the Jura Mountains, is a 27km tunnel housing the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. This chain of superconducting magnets accelerates protons to very high energies and then collides them at four different places....

Education & Outreach in ATLAS Control Room

Buried about 100m below the French / Swiss countryside, between the Alps and the Jura Mountains, is a 27km tunnel housing the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. This chain of superconducting magnets accelerates protons to very high energies and then collides them at four different places....

The website provides a summary of how teachers, physicists, education staff and exhibit professionals designed and built a permanent exhibition about Fermilab's science and technology. The story we wrote to guide our work is posted as are descriptions and photos of all the exhibits.
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Showpiece of our exhibition is a spark chamber, that visualizes the continuous shower of cosmic particles. Various displays and models explain the basics of particle physics, modern experiments (emphasizing Austrian contributions) and applications in hi-tech and medicine.
As part of the...

The CMS collaboration welcomed a class of French high school students to the CERN facility in Meyrin, Switzerland on the 12 of March, 2012.  Students spent the day meeting with physicists, hearing talks, asking questions, and participating in a hands-on exercise using real data collected by the...

This multiple-choice quiz is designed for High school students and will be used in the video conferences of International Masterclasses 2012.

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Join the ATLAS Experiment on a fascinating journey to the beginnings of the universe. This pop-up book brings to life one of science's biggest adventures: the extraordinary quest to discover what the universe is made of, where it came from and how it works. Price 30 Swiss Francs. UK and US...

This hands-on exhibit is part of the exhibition module #9 "The Big Bang in the Tunnel" of the exhibition 'Weltmaschine'. Created by DESY in Germany, it teaches how linear accelerators work. Exhibit visitors are invited to try the accelerator themselves.
It has been rebuilt (with small...

This hands-on exhibit is part of the exhibition module #9 "The Big Bang in the Tunnel" of the exhibition 'Weltmaschine'. Created by DESY in Germany, it teaches how large circular accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider work.
For more information on the exhibition or related exhibits,...

This exhibition is based on the Weltmaschine exhibition that the community of German nuclear and particle physicists, supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF, hosted in Berlin in the year 2008. Its exhibits inform visitors about CERN and the LHC, the world of...

A 1-page (8 1/2in x 11in) Includes a brief introduction to the Large Hadron Collider followed by factual data on the following:
Number of US participants
Number of US Institutions involved
US States involved
US cost
US construction contributions
US operation...

A 1-page (8 1/2in x 11in) fact sheet.  Includes a brief introduction to the Large Hadron Collider followed by factual data on the following:
Number of US participants involved
Number of US institutions collaborating
US States contributing
Cost
US contribution for...

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 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:...

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...

Exercises and project propositions to be used for teaching particle physics.
Developed in connection with the CERN travelling exhibition. In Danish

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

Well made presentation of CERN, particle physics and the big experiments.
 
 
 

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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...

"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...

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:...

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...

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...

"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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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/...

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...

This is number 8 of a series of 8 journals. No.8 was published in Automn 2010. 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...

This is number 7 of a series of 8 journals. No.7 was published in Summer 2009. 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...

This is number 5 of a series of 8 journals. No.5 was published in Summer 2007. 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...

This is number 4 of a series of 8 journals. No.4 was published in Winter 2006. 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...

This is number 1 of a series of 8 journals. No. 1 published in Spring 2005. Complete title of journal is "Élémentaire - de l’infiniment petit à l’infiniment grand." ("Elementary") is an outreach journal in French whose eight issues cover the particle physics, from the atom to the discoveries...

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...

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 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 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 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 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...

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...

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

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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