What does CERN have to do with 3D colour x-rays and 19th century paintings? On 14 and 15 September, head to IdeaSquare to join experts from CERN's Knowledge Transfer group during the CERN Open Days, who will tell you all about the impact of the technological and human capital developed at CERN in areas such as medical and biomedical technologies, aerospace applications and cultural heritage. Registration will be open from 26 June 2019 on the Open Days website.
Logo of the CERN Open Days 2019 (Image: CERN)
Under the banner “Explore the future with us”, everyone is invited to come along to the Open Days to live the CERN experience and meet the men and women working on the technologies and discoveries of today and tomorrow. As always during the Open Days, the underground experiments and machines will, exceptionally, be accessible to the public. The weekend will be an unmissable opportunity to discuss, explore and have fun with science.
From theatre performances to proton football and chats over coffee with physicists, the event has the perfect mix of ingredients to take visitors of all ages into the very heart of one of the largest physics laboratories in the world.
Entrance to the nine visit sites will be free and open to everyone, including the visit point "Technologies that change your lives" (Point 1.16 - ATLAS), designed by the Knowledge Transfer group to showcase the impact of CERN's highly advanced technology in society.
The list of activities is available on the Open Days website.
The 2019 Open Days will take place during the second long shutdown of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), providing a unique opportunity to discover the major upgrade work that is currently being carried out at CERN in preparation for the LHC restart in 2021. This work aims to improve the LHC’s performance and prepare for the arrival of the High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC), which is planned for 2026. During the Open Days, physicists, engineers and technicians will explain all the ins and outs of their work and help visitors to discover the future of particle physics.