Taking part in the global effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, CERN has cancelled its programme of free and public events at the Globe of Science and Innovation as of March 10 and until further notice.
Everyone is encouraged to stay at home. Why not take this opportunity to watch the video recordings of the many events that took place at the Globe previously? We have prepared a selection for you, gathering eight conferences and debates from the past three years.
Dark Matter Day
Cécile Renault and Sabine Crépé-Renaudin
Dark matter is everywhere and yet it is elusive: five time more abundant than ordinary matter, it shapes our universe but has not revealed its identity yet. Our guests speakers invite you to discover what they know about this mysterious material and how, with giant detectors or powerful telescopes, they seek for it.
Dark Matter makes up more than 80% of the matter in the Universe: we are certain that it exists, we can guess some of its properties, but we have no clue of its real nature. This is embarassing and forces us to humility: it is one of the most pressing topic in modern cosmology and particle physics. That's why a small army of researchers works and looks for clues every day.
Katharine Leney and Wessel Valkenburg
Invisible dark matter makes up most of the universe – but we can only detect it from its gravitational effects. Katharine Leney, Researcher on the ATLAS experiment at CERN introduces the evening and present the basic principles of dark matter using the dark matter cake; Wessel Valkenburg, Research Fellow at the Theory Department at CERN explains the how and why research is carried out on dark matter.
Information technology (IT) and artificial intelligence (AI)
Peggle Rimmer, Ben Segal, Jean-François Groff et al.
In 1989 the world’s largest physics laboratory, CERN, was a hive of ideas and information stored on multiple incompatible computers. Tim Berners-Lee envisioned a unifying structure for linking information across different computers. By 1991 this vision of universal connectivity had become the World Wide Web! Meet some of the actors who witnessed and participated in the creation of the World Wide Web
Maja Pantic, Juan Enriquez, Joanna J. Bryson, et al.
Prior to the 5th edition of TEDxCERN, themed "An Elephant in the room", two panel discussions were organized. This event featured key speakers from TEDxCERN who addressed topics such as the digital human rights in a data driven world and the ethics behind evolving humans - from DNA manipulation to human cyborgs.
Thibault Damour and Mathieu Burniat
Quantum physics is all around us. It is the foundation of our present understanding of the laws of Nature. But the quantum world remains mysterious by suggesting that a particle can be in two locations at the same time, or that a cat can be both dead and alive. The live-sketched conference, made in duet by Mathieu Burniat and Thibault Damour, authors of the comic book "Mysteries of the Quantum Universe", will take you on a journey through the vertiginous multiplicity of quantum reality.
Peter Mattelaer, Lucio Rossi and François Briard
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is the largest and most powerful accelerator in the world. The High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC) project aims to crank up the performance of the LHC in order to increase the potential for discoveries after 2025. Stages of the project, construction, research: CERN scientists answer your questions.
Antimatter experiments are at the cutting edge of science. They are, however, very difficult to realise. Hubert Reeves discusses antimatter physics and how experiments in this field help to probe the fundamental laws of nature.
To go further…
Science and history
- I numeri di Leonardo : un viaggio nel passato della matematica, dell’astronomia e dell’arte
Italian | Lorenzo Pizzuti | 04/02/2020
- De Bourg-en-Bresse aux étoile : Jérôme Lalande, astronome des lumières
French | Philippe Lebrun | 13/05/2019
- Le destin tragique de Mileva Marić Einstein
French | Pauline Gagnon | 28/03/2019
- Amaldi l’Italiano, centodieci e lode!
Italian | Corrado Calda | 11/09/2018
- Fait et sens. Le rôle du langage dans l’expérience d’un monde commun
French | Heinz Wismann | 20/06/2018
- Marie Curie, les femmes et la science, d’hier à aujourd’hui
French | Hélène Langevin-Joliot | 29/06/2018
- From the rainbow to the universe
English | Bruno Mansoulié | 23/01/2020
- Book launch – Investing in Science
English | Massimo Florio, Thierry Lagrange, Rüdiger Voss et al. | 03/12/2019
- Heavy ions in therapy and space
English | Marco Durante | 11/09/2018
- Percer les secrets de la matière: la découverte des particules élémentaires et des forces fondamentales de l’Univers
French | Marco Zito | 16/11/2016
Information technology and artificial intelligence
- Les environnements d’apprentissage virtuels innovant
English - Français | Frédéric Véron, James Wootton, Didier Roy et al. | 22/11/2019
- L’informatique scientifique au service de la société
French | Jonas Latt, Claire Adam, François Grey | 09/11/2018
- A brief tour of the Zooniverse: how crowdsourcing science is solving big data problems in research
English | Lucy Fortson | 11/10/2018
- The fully automated human : how is technology augmenting our identities
English | Olivier Dessibourg, Eleonore Pauwels, Dennis Lo et al. | 04/11/2016
- Solaire photovoltaïque
French | Alain Ricaud, Marc Dobson, Daniel Lincot | 22/05/2018
- Les pôles, témoins et acteurs du climat
French | Jean-Louis Etienne | 01/03/2018
- Bientôt une sculpture sur la Lune : un défi scientifique, artistique et humain
French | Anilore Banon, Jean Audouze | 24/05/2016
- Le modèle du CERN et les grands défis mondiaux
French | Michel Spiro | 10/05/2016