ATLAS Virtual Visits
A Virtual Visit is a live video connection by a group (typically a classroom) to the ATLAS Experiment at CERN. A guide, who is a scientist or an engineer working on the experiment, meets visitors from the control room or (during planned LHC shutdowns) from the detector underground.
During a Virtual Visit, guides will
- Introduce themselves and describe their work in particle physics.
- Present CERN, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and the ATLAS experiment, including its goals and accomplishments.
- Invite questions from the audience.
We recommend audiences prepare questions ahead of time. This can be facilitated by viewing this introductory video.
Group Virtual Visits
Groups of at least 10 visitors (such as classrooms) can schedule their own visit by completing this form.
Upcoming Group Visits
The coordination of Physics at CEFET/RJ Maracanã organizes the Virtual Visit to ATLAS experiment at CERN. This visit is an online event in which students will be taken directly to CERN's ATLAS Detector, in its control room, and then to the cavern - the location 100 meters deep where the particle detector is. Contact is made with CERN's Physicists and Engineers, who present the laboratory and answer students' questions. This event is organized by Prof. Wagner Souza, coordinator of High School Physics at the Maracanã campus, who visited CERN in 2014 and took a seven-day course. Two hundred fifty places will be made available to high school students from all CEFET/RJ campuses.
For the 4th year in a row, a virtual visit is organised for the ATLAS experiment at CERN for students at Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science.
ATLAS officially welcomes new members to the collaboration three times a year through an Induction Day and week-long Software Tutorial. In the past, new ATLAS members were able to receive underground tours of the ATLAS experiment. Thanks to virtual visits, even though this new member week is currently entirely virtual, we are excited to offer an ATLAS Experiment visit once again!
The participants in this virtual visit are members of the UK's Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The goal is to learn the UK's role in a major international science facility funded through BEIS. The event is part of the department's Lunch and Learn programme.
Open Virtual Visits
We also schedule periodic open visits that can be joined by individuals or small groups. You can find them in the list on this page. Select the Open Virtual Visit of the date/time/language that best fits, click on it and register.