Globe events 2007

Exhibition: The interplay between forces and sounds: exploring physics

From 8 May to 30 June 2007
Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Our ears are continually bombarded by sounds, but do you really know what they are made of and how they are transmitted? The forces of nature are invisible but have an impact on every second of our lives. Come and discover how they operate. No specialist knowledge required. Adults and children aged 6 and up. In French and English. Entrance free.

Fun with Physics

From 8 May to 30 June 2007
Every Saturday for the duration of the exhibition, from 3.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Come and discover physics: find out how a television works, learn about the different states of matter and sample a liquid nitrogen ice cream.

Minimum age 10. Free entrance, no reservation required. Workshops will be held at the Microcosm, CERN's interactive museum (entrance via the Reception building).

Lecture series:
The LHC: an accelerator of science

CERN is soon to commission the world's most powerful accelerator, the LHC (Large Hadron Collider), which will provide us with new insights into the Universe and how it evolved. This series of lectures is all about understanding the scientific and technological challenges of this phenomenal project and assessing its innovations through their everyday applications. Come and take a sneak preview of the LHC!

Thursday 7 June at 8.00 p.m. (in French)
Build: the challenges of the civil engineering for the LHC
Jean-Luc Baldy, Head of CERN's Civil Engineering Group

During the 1980s CERN achieved the tremendous exploit of building its 27 kilometre-long underground tunnel. More recently, the civil engineering teams have been busy excavating enormous underground halls and many kilometres of smaller tunnels for the LHC, an exceptional technical feat.

Lectures are free and require no specialist knowledge. By reservation only: tel. +41 (0)22 767 76 76