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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...

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...

Five of the leading players in the history of the experiment give personal accounts on the making of ALICE from the initial ideas to the realisation of A Large Heavy Ion Collider Experiment:

EMANUELE QUERCIGH  https://www.youtube.com/...

Video about the ALICE experiment at LHC, done in 2006, during the construction and installation phase of the experiment. It describes the experiment and its quest for the quark gluon plasma, the primordial state of matter which existed fractions of a second after the big bang and recreated by...

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...

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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ATLAS is a modern detector for elementary particles located are CERN. It allows to trace particles that are generated at proton collisions at the LHC. This package allows you to understand the fundamental principles of the detector. The main document consists of worksheets, videos, a...

A short and clever video animation using cartoons and voice over.  This can also be printed out as a comic book.
 
The PhD Comics team visit particle physicist David Whiteson at CERN where he talks to us about what the mysterious Higgs Boson is and how the Large Hadron Collider is...

The ATLAS collaboration is made up of about 3000 contributors who have been working together across the world for almost 20 years. Peter Jenni, Former Spokesperson, ex-officio of the ATLAS Experiment is interviewed by ATLAS colleague Steven Goldfarb (U of Michigan, USA) to find out how it all...

 

An interview with Ana Henriques Correia, Tile Calorimeter System Project Leader, ATLAS Experiment at CERN by ATLAS colleague Steven Goldfarb (U of Michigan, U.S.A.). The ATLAS detector is built of many different components, each designed to measure properties of specific types of...

Nino the neutrino travels from the Sun to the Earth with his friends (like a proton and a photon). But not everyone arrives to the INFN Lab's of Gran Sasso in Italy. And someone even can't stop there!
This funny cartoon shows the properties of the neutrinos. It's in Italian with English...

 

ATLAS physicist Steven Goldfarb interviews colleague Fabiola Gianotti, ATLAS spokesperson. In this interview, Gianotti describes in simple terms the complexity of ATLAS construction and what it is designed to do. Topics covered include the numbers in the ATLAS collaboration, detector...

ATLAS is one of the largest and most complex science instruments ever built, designed to measure and identify particles coming from particle collisions. One of the most important measurements it makes is that of the energy of the particles. Stephen Goldfarb, ATLAS physicist (U of Michigan, USA)...

 

The ATLAS detector on the LHC will give us more and more data on particle collisions than has ever before been collected. How do ATLAS scientists select and keep the data that is important to them? In this interview by ATLAS's Steven Goldfarb (U Michigan), Wengler describes in simple...

 

In ATLAS, the very first component that is reached by colliding particles is the inner detector. As particles collide, their tracks, momentum and charge must be measured with the highest degree of precision. In this interview by ATLAS physicist Steven Goldfarb of colleague Pippa Wells...

 

The ATLAS detector is built with several layers designed to study different types of particles. At the outer-most layer lies the Muon spectrometer. ATLAS physicist Steven Goldfarb (U of Michigan, USA) interviews Ludovico Pontecorvo, ATLAS Muon System Project Leader to find out how the...

This video tells you, why particle masses are central for our daily life, and why especially their values are crucial. This is the real reason why all of us should be curious where mass comes from.

Making of::

The organizers of the German exhibition die Welt...

Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln describes antimatter and its properties. He also explains why antimatter, though a reality, doesn't pose any current threat to our existence!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en2S1tBl1_s

10 min video explaining the history, the purpose and the day of the masterclasses.
Interviews with:
- the current and past moderators from CERN
- the students from France, Austria and the USA
- interviews with a french teacher
- interview with the creator of the CMS...

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....

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...

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...

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.

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...

"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 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
CERN Copyright
See boogie here:  
 

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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.
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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...

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...

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)....

‘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. 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
17...

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...

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...

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 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...

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,...

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...

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 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...

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 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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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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