LIVE: From the CMS experiment

New beam pipe of the CMS experiment

Peek into the heart of the underground CMS detector at CERN, during the insertion of its upgraded innermost layer, the pixel detector

Join CERN today, 29 June, at 5pm (CEST), when scientists will be live from 100 metres underground in the cavern of the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).  

This is a unique chance to peek right into the heart of the CMS detector, during the insertion of its upgraded innermost layer, the pixel detector. Find out how physicists reconstruct particle tracks emerging from the collisions that are produced by the LHC at the centre of the detector. Scientists will be on hand to answer your questions.

This live production is part of a series charting the maintenance and upgrade of CERN’s accelerator complex throughout Long Shutdown 2 (LS2), which began at the end of 2018. Exploring CERN’s underground areas is only possible while upgrade work is ongoing, before beams of particles return in the machines. You can watch previous live recordings via this LS2 YouTube playlist and stay tuned for more live productions still to come.

Watch this teaser video to get a taster of what to expect.

Watch live today at 5pm (CEST) via CERN's YouTube, Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin channels. There will also be an Instagram live for questions and answers taking place just after this event.