CERN opens up its control rooms to youngsters

CERN is inviting 13 to 18 year-olds to come and spend a couple of hours in the control rooms of the LHC and its experiments. Registration is now open.


Is your neighbour's kid eager to come and see what's going on in the CERN control rooms for himself? Is your niece from Germany fascinated by the famous accelerator near Geneva that she's heard about and asking to know more? Then Researchers Night is for them! From 6.00 p.m. on Friday 23 September until 1.00 a.m. the following morning, the LHC and its experiments will open their doors to 13 to 18 year-olds. They are invited to come and spend a couple of hours in the control rooms watching the physicists and taking part in various activities. ALICE, ATLAS, CMS, LHCb, TOTEM, and the CERN Control Centre (CCC) will all be welcoming visitors. For this second year of CERN's involvement in European Researchers Night, the CERN exhibitions will be open late and special activities will be organised in Microcosm. In particular, Marie Curie Fellows will be running a science café, during which the youngsters and their adults accompanying them will have the opportunity to ask all the questions they want.

Sign up on the CERN Researchers Night website.

The number of places is limited, so applicants will be selected based on the reasons they give for wanting to take part, their age and their languages, as well as the availability of places at the requested times.


by CERN Bulletin