The cycle route

At each stage, discover an exhibition platform in front of one of CERN's key site. Equipped with exhibition panels and interactive modules, each platform provides information on a particular scientific theme. This information will allow you to answer the riddles in your Passport and to collect a personal activation code for the LHC Mission.

Map cycle route

 

Ten stages following the route of the LHC on the surface
ATLAS Stage
ATLAS, THE COLOSSUS OF PHYSICS

Meyrin, CH

What is our Universe really made of? What is dark matter? Do hidden dimensions exist? These are some of the questions that the physicists at ATLAS hope to answer with their enormous underground experiment.

CCC Stage (Control Centre)
AT THE CONTROLS OF THE ACCELERATORS

Prévessin-Moëns, FR

AT the CERN Control Centre, operators work 24 hours a day in shifts to control a network of particle accelerators like no other in the world.

Neutrinos Stage
THE JOURNEY OF THE PHANTOM PARTICLES

Prévessin-Moëns, FR

The physicists working on the CNGS experiment managed to improve their understanding of the elusive and mysterious neutrinos. How? By shooting them off on a super-fast journey through the Alps.

ALICE Stage
IN ALICE’S WONDERLAND

Sergy / Saint-Genis-Pouilly, FR

Going underground and finding yourself at the very start of the history of our Universe... A dream? No. The daily life of physicists at the ALICE experiment.

Acceleration Stage
WHEN ENERGY CREATES MATTER

Echenevex, FR

What passes under your feet over 11 000 times per second? The particles in the LHC!

CMS Stage
CMS: THE HEAVYWEIGHT OF PHYSICS

Cessy, FR

CMS: does it stand for Concentration of a Mass of Science? No, but it could do, as this experiment is looking for the Higgs boson, the particle which gives particles their mass.

Environment Stage
10 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE LHC

Versonnex, FR

A unique machine like the LHC inspires lots of questions. Separate the truth from all the rumours.

Cryogenics Stage
CRYOGENICS: THE ICE GENIE

Ornex, FR

Another amazing fact about the LHC? It's also the biggest and most powerful freezer in the world.

LHCb Stage
THE EXPLORERS OF ANTIMATTER

Ferney-Voltaire, FR

Something unsuspected about physicists: they are obsessed with beauty. To explain more about the enigmas of antimatter, they are hunting for what we call beauty particles.

Precision Stage
SCIENTIFIC GIANTS, DEVILISH PRECISION

Meyrin, CH

The huge research instruments at CERN need to achieve outstanding precision and also need experts who measure up to them.