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Public events at the Globe of Science and Innovation

When culture, education and science meet the public

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Online presentation about CERN

Discover CERN, its organisation, its tools, its research and the people behind it in an interactive presentation from the comfort of your house.

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Summer 2020
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Summer 2020
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Online presentation about CERN for schools

CERN offers teachers and their students from 16 years old the opportunity to participate in a live videoconference about the Organization from their home, or from the classroom

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S'Cool LAB

A unique opportunity for high school students to take part in hands-on & minds-on particle physics experiment sessions on-site at CERN.

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Guided tours for groups (12 people and more)

A short introduction to the Laboratory, followed by a tour of two of its operational sites: accelerators, control rooms, technical facilities or high-technology workshops. Group tours must be booked in advance!

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Guided tours for schools

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!

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Passport to the Big Bang

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

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All year round
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All year round
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Freely accessible

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

For a week in February, CERN, EPFL and UNIGE Scienscope offer local schools the opportunity to welcome a female scientist/engineer to present her work to classes

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Early February
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Early February
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My research project in 15'!

A French-Swiss cross-border colloquium where pupils present their secondary school projects to each other.

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October
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October
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CineGlobe

A film festival featuring screenings, workshops, entertainment, meet-and-greets, short films and debates - all inspired by science!

Festival
Early Summer
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Early Summer
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Be a Scientist

The project “Be a Scientist” introduces children to the scientific research process as they study a mysterious box that they are not allowed to open.

Teacher training
January - May
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January - May
Teacher training
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Teacher Programmes

Every year, CERN offers various professional development programmes for teachers to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in particle physics and related areas, and experience a dynamic, international research environment.

Teacher training
Summer
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Summer
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Girls in ICT Day

To celebrate Girls in ICT Day, CERN organises each year at the Globe a day of robotics and computing workshops for girls aged 6 to 14, tutored by CERN mentors.

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End of April
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End of April
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Coding Science Days

Three days of workshops for kids and pupils aged 10 to 18, around scientific and technological kits.

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November
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November
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International Masterclasses

Physics Masterclasses for high school students who come and perform measurements on real data from particle physics experiments at CERN

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March
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March
Masterclass
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Beamline for Schools

An international competition of scientific experiment for high school students from all around the world organised by CERN.

Science competition
July - March
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July - March
Science competition
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Ethnopoly Meyrin

Each year, CERN takes part in Ethnopoly, a life-size scavenger hunt that invites primary school pupils to discover Meyrin’s wealth of cultural diversity

Game
May / June
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May / June
Game
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Researchers’ Night at CERN

The last Friday of September, budding scientists, beginners and fans of all ages come together for Researchers’ Night at CERN, a free and fun bilingual event.

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Last Friday of September
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Last Friday of September
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CERN Open Days

Every 4-5 years, during a "long shutdown", CERN opens its doors to the public for two special days at the heart of one of the world’s largest particle-physics laboratories.

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Every 4-5 years
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Every 4-5 years
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Talk by a CERN researcher in your classroom

Invite a CERN researcher to your classroom to give a lecture on his or her job!

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All year round
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All year round
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Schools@CMS

Exceptional visits of the CMS CERN underground detector in Cessy (France), open to local primary and secondary schools.

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Every 2-3 years
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Every 2-3 years
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Microcosm exhibition

Discover the full scale and wonder of CERN’s monumental experiments. Find out what is happening at the Large Hadron Collider and meet the people who build and operate this extraordinary machine.

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All year round
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Universe of Particles exhibition

In the Universe of Particles exhibition, explore the questions CERN physicists are trying to answer: given that the entire universe is made of particles, where do they come from? Why do they behave in the way they do?

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All year round
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All year round
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Guided tours for individuals (less than 12 people)

Come and discover a historic site as well as an operational centre at CERN in a visit led by our official guides. Mandatory booking.

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All year round
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Job Shadowing internships at CERN

"Job Shadowing" internships are possible at CERN for 15-18 year old students , if this forms an obligatory part of their school programme.

Internship
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All year round
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