Summer science events

Fun physics workshop during Science Night on 7 July: children observe the lines created by magnetic fields. (Image: Loraine Massarotti/CERN)

Each summer, CERN goes out to meet the general public, offering visitors a refreshing science cocktail. This year, the summer events began at the end of June with the CineGlobe international film festival. On the theme of “Intelligent futures”, the festival explored the world of artificial intelligence. The festival ended with film screenings during the Science Night event, which took place in the Perle du Lac park in Geneva on 7 and 8 July.

It was the 12th year of the Science Night event, organised by the Science History Museum, and a team of 20 volunteers ran a CERN stand entitled “A world of pARTicles”. Young and old alike were able to discover the fundamental principles of physics through entertaining activities: fun physics workshops, drawing activities and virtual reality headsets.

For its next public event, CERN will be the guest of honour at the Swiss National Day celebrations organised by the City of Geneva in the La Grange park on 1 August.

Visitors will be able to discover CERN’s work through a varied programme of activities – fun physics experiments, the “Drole de physique” show, virtual reality headsets, film screenings, and robot and programming workshops. Come and see us from 1.00 p.m. onwards!

We still need volunteers to run the robot and programming workshops: sign up here! (See in the Announcements)