Education

Primary Students (5-12 Years)CERNland

The ATLAS Experiment Colouring Book is a free-to-download educational book, aimed at kids ages 5-9. It aims to introduce children to field of High-Energy Physics and work being carried out by the ATLAS Collaboration.

CERN has multimedia material at CERNland, which includes educational games. The LHC Game is also a great way to learn about accelerators.

Secondary Students (13 Years and Up)

High school and university students can use ATLAS event analysis tools (HYPATIA, HYPATIA Online, MINERVA, CAMELIA) for the interactive investigation of data collected by the experiment to make discoveries like physicists do.  Such programmes can be run independently or in the framework of International Masterclasses.

The Lancaster Particle Physics Package (LPPP) gives a brief introduction to particle physics for students 16-18 years of age (accessible to other age groups, as well).

Educational games and materials can also be found at CERN’s Education Site and QuarkNet.

University Level

Explore the ATLAS Open Data platform. This comprehensive educational platform guides students and teachers at university level through how to use ATLAS Open Data and the corresponding analysis tools. 

Undergraduate and graduate students may be interested in CERN’s academic programmes:

Graduate Level (Master or PhD)

For graduate and PhD students, grants and fellowships that offer financial assistance and the opportunity to learn at CERN are available, including training opportunities:

ATLAS PhD Grant 2015

Teacher Programmes

For teachers who are interested in learning about the frontiers of physics and science that hasn’t made it into textbooks yet, CERN has a National Teacher Programme which is held in the native language of the teachers, and a three-week High School Teachers programme in the summer.

Tools and Materials for the Classroom

The ATLAS Brochure provides an overview of the experiment, its physics goals, international collaboration, and detector technology.

To create lesson plans and devise activities, there are many repositories of information and databases such as IPPOG, Discover the COSMOS, CERN Education Site, QuarkNet and inquiry-based learning platforms like Go-Lab.