Outreach and communication

ALICE outreach

ALICE Public website: https://alice.cern/


ALICE Visits

During the LHC operation, visits are possible to the surface installations at Point 2 (The ALICE permanent exhibition and the Run Control Centre). Underground visits are possible during the shutdown.

No ALICE visits for the next weeks are possible because of the pandemic. Details are in the page:



ALICE virtual visits

A possible scenario for the virtual visit can be found in the link here.

Virtual visits of ALICE are possible for remote audiences, standalone or in combination with local events.

To book a virtual visit, contact the ALICE outreach team at the e-mail address: aliceoutreach-virtual-visits@cern.ch

A videoconferencing setup is needed; the connection is done via zoom. 

ALICE being an international collaboration with members from 40 countries, we can offer virtual visits in many languages, depending on the availability of guides on site. 

It is recommended to schedule a test some days before the virtual visit, in order to test the connection, resolve technical issues and agree on the contents.

A possible scenario for the virtual visit can be found here. (Here should be a link and by clicking, read the following text)

The virtual visit starts be connecting from the ALICE Run Control Centre (ARC) where there is videoconferencing equipment dedicated to virtual visits (vcroom058) The virtual visitors can have a general view of the ARC, can find out about the datataking, the roles of the shifters and about the way LHC operates. In addition, the guide can show the different big screens and explain DCS, event display, triggers, LHC page1 etc.

The visit can then continue via a mobile device (smart phone fixed to a gimbal). The guide can show the hall in 2285, the big crane, other installation tools which happen to be in the hall, the shaft, the PAD and explain the access rules (biometric control etc).

When the cavern is accessible (no beam due to long shutdown or end-of-year technical stop of the LHC) the virtual visit can continue underground.

The guide can show the detectors from the low-beta platform and the muon spectrometer side. This part can be similar to a real visit.

While the guide is inside the lift the wifi connection gets cut; it is restored once the guide is outside the lift. If a second person is present in the ARC, he/she can take over during the interruption and share material (Video, impress presentation explaining the detectors etc).

If there is enough time, a Q&A session can follow, once the guide is back upstairs.

If the virtual visit is not part of a local event, it can be preceded, if required, by an introductory presentation (virtual conference) about CERN, particle physics, accelerators/detectors and ALICE.

Details are in the page https://alice-secretariat.web.cern.ch/visit

International Masterclasses 

International Masterclasses - Hands on particle physics (link: https://physicsmasterclasses.org)

Each year more than 13,000 high school students in 60 countries come to one of about 225 nearby universities or research centres for one day in order to unravel the mysteries of particle physics. Lectures from active scientists give insight in topics and methods of basic research at the fundaments of matter and forces, enabling the students to perform measurements on real data from particle physics experiments themselves. At the end of each day, like in an international research collaboration, the participants join in a video conference for discussion and combination of their results.

The ALICE collaboration participates in this very successful programme with the following measurements based on proton-proton and lead-lead data.

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Documentation and Presentations






Here you can find a small collection of powerpoint, pdf and keynote presentations at different levels (for high-school students, university students and general public):


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Despina Hatzifotiadou (Universita e INFN, Bologna (IT))