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CERN visits your home

Take part in interactive virtual lectures and discover the world of particles and the scientists exploring it

CERN virtual conference
Physicist Virginia Azzolini gave the first virtual public lecture on Monday, 13 July 2020. (Image: CERN)

Fancy a dive into the mysteries of the infinitesimally small? This week, CERN has launched a series of virtual lectures hosted by scientists. You can watch a presentation live and ask your questions from anywhere in the world, with just an internet connection and a web browser. No prior knowledge of physics or science is needed. 

Due to the pandemic, all CERN visits have been suspended since March. To meet the demand from schools, the CERN Visits service launched a series of lectures during the lockdown. More than 3500 pupils tuned in to watch a total of 141 lectures. A survey of pupils and teachers showed that the concept had been a success, hence the idea to extend the offer to the general public.

The lectures focus on CERN, the exploration of the infinitesimally small and the many people involved in this scientific adventure. Each presentation, lasting around 40 minutes, is followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session. A lecture takes place in English every day, and in other languages (French, German, Italian and Spanish) at least once a week.  

Sign up and spread the word! Visit: http://visit.cern/conferences.