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Ars Electronica Festival 2011

CERN and particle physics were the main topics of this year's Ars Electronica Festival in the capital of Upper Austria, Linz. HEPHY contributed a week long with various activities - get some impressions here...

Twice daily, we gave a presentation of the new CERN 3D-movie "Inside_LHC" in the world's largest HD 3D-theatre "Deep Space", with live commentary by one of our scientists. In addition, we offered workshops for kids and youngsters, focusing on our highlight - the spark chamber! Beside all the virtual installations at the festival, we could show something real here: live myons from cosmic radiation - proving that you don't have to travel to CERN to experience exotic particles.

Of course, we were also readily available to answer the numerous questions of the visitors.

animiertes LHC-Wandbild
Workshop mit Dr. Thomas Bergauer
Das CMS-Experiment in Orginalgröße im Deep Space, präsentiert von Dr. Michael Hoch
Inside CERN - Vorstellung der CERN Experimente mit Dr. Dietrich Liko
Ein Teilchenbeschleuniger zum Selberbauen - Workshop mit Dr. Laurenz Widhalm
Gruppenbild unseres AEC-Teams
Workshop "Kosmische Strahlung" mit Dr. Markus Friedl
Teilchenkollisionen, visualisiert im Deep Space
Vor dem Eingang des Deep Space drängen sich die Besucher