For school pupils
Below are the educational activities available to local schools and colleges (some are also open to those in other regions). Click on the links for more details: a description, the recommended age, the duration, how to sign up, etc.
11 February is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. On this occasion, CERN, EPFL and UNIGE Scienscope offer local schools the possibility to welcome a female scientist/engineer to present her work to (mixed) classes.
Invite a CERN researcher to your classroom to give a lecture on his or her job! During the talks, the researchers describe their career backgrounds, their research and their day-to-day work. They reveal some mysteries of science and conduct some small demonstrations if they wish.
Come to CERN to run your experiment on our beamline!
Unpaid "Job Shadowing" internships are possible at CERN, if they are an obligatory part of the school programme.
A day spent discovering CERN and analysing real data collected by the LHC experiments, aimed at upper-secondary science classes. The day ends with a videoconference, in English, with other classes around the world.
At the end of September, CERN, along with laboratories in 300 other European towns and cities, meets the general public
A unique opportunity for 16- to 19-year-old pupils to conduct experiments at CERN! Learn all about scientific experimentation and the fundamental principles of physics.
A film festival featuring screenings, workshops, entertainment, meet-and-greets, short films and debates - all inspired by science!
The project offers teachers and their students the opportunity to live together an investigation similar to that of scientists, conducting investigations to identify the contents of mysterious boxes that they can not open.
A short introduction to the Laboratory followed by a visit to two experiment sites or technology facilities accompanied by our official guides. School tours must be booked in advance!
54 kilometres of freely accessible cycle paths, 10 stages each providing explanations about CERN's mission and its technologies, 10 interactive platforms, 1 mission to restart the LHC.
A French-Swiss cross-border colloquium. Pupils present their secondary school projects to each other.
Ethnopoly is a game run by the Association de Parents d'Elèves de Meyrin with the aim of promoting the benefits of cultural diversity to year 5 pupils (aged 10 to 11) in all the primary schools in the Meyrin-Cointrin area.
This 3 weeks programme has been taking place every July since 1998. It is open to secondary-school teachers from all over the world who wish to deepen their knowledge of particle physics and the related technologies and subjects.
Attend a training course delivered in your own language with other teachers from your country to enable you to take modern physics back to your classroom.