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Visits to the CMS Detector at the LHC

Have you ever wondered what High-Energy Physics is? What exactly it takes to run an experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider? Or perhaps how the Higgs boson was discovered?

Come join us at the LIP-CMS Remote Operation Center at IST and explore the world of High-Energy Physics. You will have a direct contact with a particle physicist and have hands-on experience in the CMS remote operation.

You will also learn what we do at CERN, how the LHC works, and how the CMS detector collects data. Grab this opportunity to ask all the questions you might have about particle physics.


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We hope to see you soon!


info_outline Practical indications:

  • The LIP-CMS ROC is located in the entrance of the Physics Department at IST
  • Two visits per week (Tuesday and Thursday) and two students per visit
  • Registrations opened for December 2017 (

The CMS experiment at LIP

LIP is member of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN since 1992. The scientific motivations of the research at the LHC are at the heart of our quest for understanding the fundamental physics laws of the universe.


LHC experiments and phenomenology