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This slice shows a colorful cross-section of the CMS detector with all parts of the detector labelled. Viewers are invited to click on buttons associated with five types of particles to see what happens when each type interacts with the sections of the detector. The five types of particles users...

The SKALTA experiment (SlovaKiAn Large-area Time coincidence Array) measures secondary cosmic rays originating from a primary particle with energy more than 10^14 eV. The experimental setup has similar architecture as the successful projects ALTA (in Canada) and CZELTA (in Czech Republic) (see...

This is follow-up of the "Masterclasses with Cosmic Rays" held in Slovakia.  We took another opportunity to do Masterclasses with cosmic rays. In this time it was international group of high school students (35) attended an international project: "Let's discover the mysteries". Five countries...

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.

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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...

This powerpoint presentation was presented to student participants of the European Masterclass on 2 March 2010 in Torino, Italy. Consists of 39 colored slides. The presentation is aimed at high school students. It's an introduction to the ideas of particles physics which stresses the unsolved...

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...

An animation created of an actual ATLAS heavy ion collision event in 2010.
Duration: 1 min 12 Sec
To view or download this file, go here to the ATLAS website:   http://www.atlas.ch/multimedia/html-nc/...

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
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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...

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. 
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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

A typical event display from the LHCb experiment on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Event was taken in May 2010.

Professor Peter Watkins of University of Birmingham, UK, gives a brief explanation of the Large Hadron Collider and the ATLAS experiment. In this short overview, he describes the following:
1. What scientists are researching at the LHC
2. The LHC and how it works
3. The main...

Video based on displays of lead-lead collisions from the ALICE experiment at LHC, with soundtrack using distorted bass guitar and image sonification.
 
More information about it can be found at http://alicematters.web.cern.ch...

Cartoon on the ALICE experiment, the detector and the physics

This presentation describes CERN, particle physics and the LHC to younger audiences (featuring helicopters and dinosaurs!)
As it is aimed at 14-18 year olds, the presentation is rather basic.
Indeed it can also be easily adapted for younger audiences (e.g. 10-11) by omitting slides...

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...

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...

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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....

‘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. The viewer is taken on a tour of the inner workings of the transitional radiation tracker within the ATLAS detector. Subjects covered...

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 design of the Muon Spectrometer, what happens when particles pass through it and what it measures.
Running...

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
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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 detector, seeing critical pieces of the detector and hearing short...

A color animation of the high-energy collisions at 7 TeV on the 30th of March in the CMS detector. Run 132440 - Even 4285681 Produced by the CMS team. Files of animation of detector with collisions also included.
 
Duration: 25 seconds
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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...

A colorful 3D illustration of the CMS Detector. Just the image is included. No labels or explanations included.

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...

Particle physicists know how magnets big and small work and how they apply to our world. Students explore the relationship of magnetism and electricity and have questions answered about the power of these forces. This presentation is one of a series offered by Fermilab scientists, engineers and...

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...

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...

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 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...

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.
 
For this and all...

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 color image of the LHCb detector drawn to show the detectors multiple parts and overall size compared with that of a human being.
 

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...

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.

This 'background material' is part of the CERN Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents). 
Here the students will find some background information on electric charge as it pertains to the particles that are relevant to this module. See related documents and corresponding weblink...

This 'background material' is part of the CERN Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents). 
This material helps the students to understand two other formulae (E=hf, and the formula for relativistic kinetic energy). This material is meant to be used in connection with the lessons "...

This 'background material' is part of the CERN Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents). 
This gives students a simple way to understand meaning behind the formula E=mc2.
 
See related documents and corresponding weblink for further information.
 
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This 'background material' is part of the CERN Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents). 
Here the students will find information on the concept of a "fundamental particle." See related documents and corresponding weblink for further information.

 
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This 'extension topic' lesson plan is part of the Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents).  
Duration of lesson:  approximately 30 minutes.  ( duration may vary depending on how it is used)
 
 
Care has been taken to ensure that the...

This 'extension topic' lesson plan is part of the Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents).  
Duration of lesson:  approximately 30 minutes.  ( duration may vary depending on how it is used)
 
 
Care has been taken to ensure that the mathematical knowledge...

This lesson plan is part of the Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents).  
Duration of lesson:  approximately 30 minutes.  ( duration may vary depending on how it is used)
 
 
Care has been taken to ensure that the mathematical knowledge required for...

This lesson plan is part of the Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents).  
Duration of lesson:  approximately 30 minutes.  ( duration may vary depending on how it is used)
 
 
Care has been taken to ensure that the mathematical knowledge required for...

This lesson plan is part of the Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents).  
Duration of lesson:  approximately 30 minutes.  ( duration may vary depending on how it is used)
 
 
Care has been taken to ensure that the mathematical knowledge required for...

This lesson plan is part of the Anti-Matter Teaching Module (see related documents).  
Duration of lesson:  approximately 30 minutes.  ( duration may vary depending on how it is used)
 
 
 
Care has been taken to ensure that the mathematical knowledge required...

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