Activities List

ALICE Experiment

Visitors will be guided through the ALICE experiment, an extraordinary particle physics detector located at a depth of 80 meters below ground.  ALICE started up in 2008 to study the quark-gluon plasma, a state of matter that pr...

Details Underground Visit| Point 2 - ALICE| Detectors

ATLAS Experiment

The ATLAS Experiment at CERN is one of the largest and most complex scientific endeavours ever assembled. The detector, located at collision point 1 of the LHC, is designed to explore the fundamental components of nature and to stu...

Details Underground Visit| Point 1 - ATLAS| Detectors

Accelerator Systems

Each beam of protons that races around the Large Hadron Collider can contain as much energy as a French TGV train travelling at 150 km/hour.  When it's time to shut the machine down, the Beam Dump System ensures that this e...

Details Underground Visit| Point 6| Accelerators

CMS Experiment

Come to LHC's Point 5 and visit the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment that discovered the Higgs boson !

Descend 100 metres undergroun...

Details Underground Visit| Point 5 - CMS| Detectors

LHC Radio Frequency

At Point 4 visitors will descend into the LHC tunnel to see the "engine" of the collider: the accelerating cavities where the circulating particles get a small kick of energy as they pass by 11,000 times each second.

Details Underground Visit| Point 4| Accelerators

LHCb Experiment

Fourteen billion years ago, the Universe began with a "Big Bang" in which energy coalesced to form equal quantities of matter and antimatter.  LHCb is an experiment set up to explore what happened after the Big Bang t...

Details Underground Visit| Point 8 - LHCb| Detectors

Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS)

Visitors will be able to see the Radio Frequency (RF) section of the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) both on the surface and in the tunnel underground.

Operators, Radio fre...

Details Underground Visit| Prevessin Campus| Accelerators

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