Discover the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a multi-purpose magnetic spectrometer on the International Space Station (ISS) that measures cosmic-ray events up to teraelectronvolt energies. These events are analysed at the AMS Science Operations Centre located at CERN and at universities around the world.
Imagine looking for an object 10 times thinner than a human hair that's moving close to the speed of light in a tunnel 100 metres underground. That's what beam experts at CERN do, monitoring the particle beams that travel in CERN's accelerators. Find out how they monitor the beams and try to play with a virtual beam yourself.
Plastic scintillator detectors give off light when hit by a particle. Come here to help assemble a small plastic scintillator detector and see it working. You'll also be able to see a replica of the scintillator detector that will be installed in the T2K neutrino experiment that is based in Japan.