💬 Chats for all students

Open Chats are an extraordinary opportunity for students to independently connect with physicists working at CERN facilities!

Dive deeper into the crucial points of the research teams’ experiments. See modern science in motion.

  • 60-minute Chats
  • Open to any students taking part in the CERN Zone
  • Drop in at any time!

Students will receive an email with reading material ahead of each Chat.

Students are encouraged to prepare by:

  1. Exploring the profiles of the teams and scientists attending
  2. Taking part in the Quiz to embed their learning
  3. Come to the Chat ready to expand their knowledge

Coming up:

✨The Higgs boson

Tuesday 12 December, 12.30pm to 1.30pm 

Discovered at CERN in 2012, the Higgs boson particle gives other particles their mass through the Higgs mechanism. 

Learn more about this particle and the people working with it at CERN during the live Chat.

Previous Chats:

🌍 Welcome to CERN!

Tuesday 12 September, 12.30pm to 1.30pm

An introduction into CERN and some of the the teams taking part. Ask them questions about their research and their career paths, or any questions you have about their work and life at CERN.

⚛️ The Standard Model

Tuesday, 10 October, 3.30pm to 4.30pm 

The Standard Model represents our current best theory of particle physics, and our understanding of the universe itself.

Come to the live Chat to ask your questions about how the standard model is used within the research taking place at CERN.

👀 LHCb facility tour

Tuesday 14 November, 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Go behind the scenes at CERN. Scientists working at CERN will be here to show you around. 

Ask them your questions during the live, text-based Chat and scientists will be on hand to answer them and show you the hidden gems!