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The authors discuss several ethical questions in today's particle physics: high costs and purported dangers of Big Science projects, relevance of fundamental research for society and the way particle physicists fill their duty to communicate with the public. Examples are given including the...

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.
 

Higgs potential and fundamental physics

Physics associated with the Higgs potential is rich and very interesting. I
believe it deserves efforts aimed at explaining it to high school students even
though the subject may appear complex, even formidable at times. Before we
embark on this task we might benefit from an...

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...

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...

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...

The International Cosmic Day enables students to get in contact with astroparticle physicists to get a first insight into their research, experimental methods and everyday work as a scientist. Some questions which will be adressed are:

  • What are cosmic particles?
  • Where do...
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.

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...

At the Particle Physics Masterclasses participants analyse real data from CERN. If you are planning to have a Masterclass at your school or institution, it is recommendable to prepare students in advance for this event. The hand-out contains of a description of the research task, a short...

What is explored at CERN? What happens when particles collide at the LHC? What does particle physics have to do with cosmology? How was antimatter discovered and what is the Higgs-Boson? And is there any particle use of practical physics? This package of material gives answers to these and many...

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...

Do-it-yourself cloud chamber

The cloud chamber is one of the oldest detectors for elementary particles. A simple type of a cloud chamber can be built with materials that are easy to purchase. This instruction shows how to build a cloud chamber and gives information on the traces left by particles as well as the particles...

Elementary Particle Package

The Standard Model of particle physics describes the elementary particles and their interactions. This package contains a set of cards that can be used in physics lessons or Particle Physics Masterclasses to introduce, explain and repeat the different particles. One set consists of 12 Cards of...

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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...

Great things can happen when high schools get involved with cutting

edge science, and that’s exactly what CERN is proposing with its

new beam line for schools competition, which will form part of the

laboratory’s 60th anniversary celebrations in 2014. The competition...

ATLAS Virtual Visit

Abstract. The newfound ability of Social Media to transform public communication back to a conversational nature provides HEP with a powerful tool for Outreach and Communication. By far, the most effective component of nearly any visit or public event is that fact that the...

ATLAS Virtual Visit

Abstract. The newfound ability of Social Media to transform public communication back to a conversational nature provides HEP with a powerful tool for Outreach and Communication. By far, the most effective component of nearly any visit or public event is that fact that the...

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...

This is a collection of high-resolution large banners useful for large wall displays. They include collages of images of the CMS detector in colour.
Go here for all files: https://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1274267 

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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 2 sided A4 brochure was originally produced to present at the October 2011 ICATPP Conference held in Lake Como, Italy. The brochure gives an overview of what IPPOG is and does, how it can help others, how others can help IPPOG, and gives 2 examples of IPPOG's core activities: International...

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The book is for any scientist wishing to effectively present her or his work and thoroughly engage audiences when speaking to both scientific and non-scientific audiences. It gives straight-talking practical advice right down to the level of where to place the microphone, how to use a laser...

As with any fundamental scientific endeavour, the true and enduring impact of the LHC physics program will not be measured in our lifetime. Rather, generations of future achievements will follow from the combination of scientific knowledge and methods born from the research. The unprecedented...

A poster which is identical to the two inside pages of the CMS brochure. The poster contains an image of a cross section of the CMS detector, explanation of detector parts, the aims of the CMS experiment and numbers of scientists and institutions associated with the experiment.
Copyright...

1-page (8 1/2in x 11in)
This fact sheet highlights the importance of supporting particle physics research and experiments. Resulting technologies and knowledge is directly applicable to improving our daily lives. Concrete examples given here include advancements in Medicine, Homeland...

1-page (8 1/2in x 11in) fact sheet. Information provided gives a brief overview of the US CMS Remote Operations and Monitoring Centers as well as the US ATLAS Remote Monitoring Rooms. Subjects covered include mechanisms used (software, communication) shifts, locations and role of remote centers...

 
1-page (8 1/2in x 11in) fact sheet. Provides a short introduction to the US contribution to computing including the tier system and computing grid world-wide. Includes a bullet point list of facts on the US LHC computing centers and the Open Science Grid.
 
US LHC computing...

A 1-page (8 1/2in x 11in) fact sheet. Includes a map of the United States with dots showing the locations of all institutes in the USA involved in the Large Hadron Collider and its experiments. An alphabetical list of institutions by State is also included.
 
For this file as well as...

1-page (8 1/2in x 11in) Divided into two sections. Includes a brief introduction to the LHCb and TOTEM experiments on the Large Hadron Collider followed by factual data on the following:
LHCb:
Height, Width, Length, Weight, Design, Location of detector
TOTEM:
Size, Weight...

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

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...

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

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

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...

 

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 simple 3 slide presentation. The first two slides show a chart of all different types of matter and energy. Last slide provides a more detailed explanation of some of the chart. Simple & short texts are used. Made by a retired physicist to be used in general talks on particle physics for...

A full color 24-page booklet exploring the ATLAS Experiment's quest to discover answers to unknowns such as antimatter, the origin of mass, extra dimensions of space, unification of fundamental forces, and evidence for dark matter candidates in the Universe.
Free of charge.
See the...

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

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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...

Printed copies available by special order only. For further information contact:
A poster containing a collage of black and white portraits of women working on CMS along side a color photo of the CMS detector.
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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...

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Titled "LHCb - the Collaboration in Photos," this 77 page color photo book describes the LHCb experiment and its collaboration. Readers enjoy a straight forward written explanation with photos of how this international endeavor became a reality. Topics covered include how the idea for the...

This bright and colorful book uses quirky art, humor, and good science to drive its points home for a general audience. Subjects covered include:
1. Our universe
2. LHC-what it is, how it works, what it studies
3. Dark Energy
4. The scientific process
5. A bit about...

Color image of the CMS detector with parts clearly labeled. Some versions of the Poster include parts labeled and short explanations of each part's main function. 
2010 Version
 

Color image of the CMS detector with parts clearly labeled. Some versions of the Poster include parts labeled and short explanations of each part's main function. See related document for other versions.
Produced 2010

Cartoon on the ALICE experiment, the detector and the physics

TOTEM Photographic Poster

These pages were extracted from the 2003 CMS Experiment Brochure. These pages explain the story of our universe and how it was formed over time. All explanations are coupled with simple colorful illustrations, one per sheet. Each can be used as an individual teaching aid or together as a set....

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,...

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 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,...

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:  ...

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 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...

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.
 
 
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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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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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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.

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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....

This paper addresses the following frequently asked questions:
-- What is a CMS Centre and how is it used ?
-- What hardware is needed ?
-- What software is needed ?
-- How much does it cost ?
-- How can I get more information ?

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