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
LA-CoNGA physics (Latin American Alliance for Capacity Building in Advanced Physics https://laconga.redclara.net) is a European-Latin American initiative to implement a training program in advanced physics in several Latin American countries (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela). This Erasmus+ Capacity Building project aims to support the modernization of the university infrastructure and the pedagogical offer in advanced physics. LA-CoNGA physics will hold its first International Network School in December 2021, and this visit is part of the school program.
The participants in this virtual visit are post-primary schools in Northern Ireland with School Employer Connections (SEC) as a broker. SEC will field all questions to put forward and book all schools.
The Spanish scientific baccalaureate and the International Baccalaureate (IB) students from Newton College (a high school located in Alicante, Spain) have been studying particle physics as part of their syllabus. They have requested a Virtual Tour to the ATLAS Experiment to know how the detector works and as motivation to pursue a future career in the STEM field.
To commemorate Dr Kalam's idea, Kalam Centre has started the Institute of Future Studies, the nation's first future learning institute designed to produce the next generation of pioneers. It covers about 600 government schools and encompasses over 450 libraries spread across 14 states, reaching out to over 500,000 underprivileged children dedicated to propagating science and technology ideas. Children are all unique in their ways; with the right guidance, every child has the chance to shape the future and find their place in the books of history. This visit will act as a catalyst for the young participants and attendees, who will benefit immensely from this unique experience.
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.