17 Jul/24
15:30 - 17:30 (Europe/Zurich)

Science show training: Proton Express


81/R-003B at CERN

Are you excited about science? Are you not afraid to stand on a stage in front a big crowd? Do you want to do some really cool experiments? Then become a science show presenter!

What is a science show?

CERN's science shows are interactive demonstrations in front of an audience of up to 400 participants. Guides work individually or in pairs of two to present various topics related to CERN - and beyond. The science shows are guided by scripts - but no worries, no need to learn them word-by-word.

What is "Proton Express" about?

The show Proton Express is all about the unbelievable, ground-breaking and mind-blowing modern scientific discoveries and technological developments. We follow the path of a proton from the hydrogen bottle to the collision, exploring technologies that enable us to make new discoveries possible. Are you interested in levitation? Maybe quantum effects? Or perhaps you only wish to see how cryogenics work? Then this is the science show for you!

Science show Proton Express is accessible as of 12 years old  and lasts about 45 minutes + 15 minutes for Q&A.


How will the training look like?

The training will be in English (the shows will also be done in other languages) and will last up to 2 hours. This includes:

  • Participation in a show (15:30-16:30)
  • Overview of safety and access (16:30-16:40)
  • Overview of the show script and experiments (16:40-17:00)
  • Introduction to weekend show setup (17:00-17:05)
  • Trying out experiments and Q&A (17:05-17:30)


Please note that this science show requires you also to take a 3-hour Cryogenic Safety-Fundamentals course (which can be taken after the training).

The number of participants per training is limited to 15. If you cannot attend, please cancel your participation or inform us as soon as possible.