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Cover of the 9th issue of the "Elémentaire" magazine

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

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...

Cover of the Italian edition

Extract from the preface to the first English edition :

For over ten years primary and junior high schools have been visiting the Frascati National Laboratories (LNF) of the Italian National Institute of Nuclear
Physics (INFN), welcomed by willing searchers who accompany them to...

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...

French version of the poster (small size)

The original version of this poster was created in France in 2014. It is the update of a previous poster designed in 2005 for the International Year of Physics. Since then, it has been translated to other langages. Additional language versions can be produced on request.

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...

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Presentation for general audience to explain what is the role of the Higgs boson. It introduces what are the fundamental particles and the Standard Model, then shows the role of the Higgs field and the Higgs boson. It also explains how it was discovered by the LHC experiments.

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Il y a 8 cartes postales en tout. Chacune comporte au recto un dessin de Lison Bernet (http://lisonbernet.illustrateur.org,
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...

First lesson with mysteries boxes

At CERN, some 10,000 physicists are investigating elementary particles that cannot be seen by the naked eye. The schoolchildren taking part in the project conduct investigations, just like the physicists, on sealed boxes containing unknown objects. To work out what's inside, they have to proceed...

WANTED BISON DE HIGGS

Au LHC, le grand collisionneur de particules du Cern, les physiciens ont observé une nouvelle
particule qui ressemble de près au boson de Higgs tant attendu !
Cette découverte est le fruit de collaborations internationales à très grande échelle : Atlas et
CMS. Les deux...

Fiche synthétique de l'exposition

Avec plus de 350 000 nouveaux cas en France en 2010*, le cancer est un problème majeur de santé publique. Comment améliorer le traitement de cette maladie ? Comment établir des diagnostics plus précoces et plus précis ? Comment voir ce qui se passe à l’intérieur d’un organisme atteint d’une...

Panneau de présentation de l'exposition "Le Mystère des rayons cosmiques"

Les 15 panneaux de cette exposition retracent l'histoire des rayons cosmiques, depuis le long processus qui a mené à leurs découvertes jusqu'aux expériences les plus récentes qui, au XXIème siècle, étudient encore ces particules en provenance du cosmos.
Plus d'une dizaine de copies de l'...

"Dans la peau d'un chercher" or "Becoming a Scientist" is a program for primary schools in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland and the neighboring Pays de Gex, France. The project aims to educate children from 9 to 12 years on what it is really like to be a scientist searching for answers to the...

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Cards represent the elementary fermions and bosons. Each particle has its own card which displays some information about its properties: electric charge, mass, lifetime, sensitivity to the weak and strong interactions. The game rules are those chosen by Nature (with some simplification when...

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...

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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...

Expand Your Horizons is an international organization with the goal of promoting science and technology careers to young girls. In November of 2011, the second "Expand Your Horizons" conference in Geneva took place. This is an interactive workshop where 250 girls aged 9-14 years from France and...

This project was conducted jointly by CERN and 20 primary school classes from the Pays de Gex and the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland in June 2010. The six-month project had the goal of educating schoolchildren about the profession of research scientist and the world of research. Some 400...

 

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

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...

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...

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...

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
•...

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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Cartoon on the ALICE experiment, the detector and the physics

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...

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)....

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...

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 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...

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...

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 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 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...

Learning with ATLAS is an on-line science education and outreach "portal," a virtual experimental laboratory for students, teachers and science museum visitors. This portal was developed by a consortium of 11 members (see below). The aim is to improve science instruction by expanding the...

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 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...

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 3 of a series of 8 journals. No.3 published in Summer 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 2 of a series of 8 journals. No.2 published in Automn 2005. 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...

Cover of the second edition of the "Passeport pour les deux infinis"
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This book is a cornerstone of a French outreach initiative in particle physics, cosmology and astrophysics. The book is a reversible book, edited by a team of seven people and based on contributions from more than 50 people from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) , the...

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.
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 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 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.
 
For this and other LHCb posters, see here:  ...

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...

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...

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.
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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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
For all purchases, see here: ...

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