CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works. At CERN, the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments are used to study the basic constituents of matter the fundamental particles. By studying what happens when these particles collide, physicists learn about the laws of Nature.
The CERN Education and Public Outreach Group provides school teachers, students and the general public with the opportunity to learn about CERN. It aims at inspiring and motivating school students to study modern physics and pursue scientific careers through guided CERN tours, CERN exhibitions on-site and CERN travelling exhibitions. It also aims at enthusing high school teachers for modern physics through their participation in the High School Teacher Programmes.
Involvement in Pathway
The CERN team will coordinate the training activities at CERN in the framework of the High School Teacher Programmes, while it will offer access to unique educational recourses that have been developed by the ATLAS and CMS groups.