Press visits over the Long Shutdown of the LHC

Due to the high demand for media visits during the LHC's first long shutdown (LS1), the press office will organize media visits according to media type as follows.

Print press, Radio or News Agency

From a CERN Member / Associate / Candidate / Observer State

The press office is organizing National Media Visits for journalists coming from CERN Member States, Associate Member States and Observers: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece Hungary, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Romania, Serbia, India, Japan, Russian Federation, Turkey and USA. These are being organized according to this calendar.

Contact: Joanna Iwanska

These visits will involve visits to up to two underground experimental areas and the LHC tunnel, as well as meetings with scientists from your country. 

From another country or outside this set calendar

If you are not able to fit into the calendar (see below), you will still be welcome to visit CERN, but an underground visit cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the CERN press office at least six weeks in advance of your preferred visit date. Press with no mandate can also book a visit tour underground with the CERN public Visits Service.

TV production / agency or publication photographer

TV and photographers will handled case by case. However, the Press Office will only accept visits from this media that have a clear mandate with a broadcaster, publication or agency. Please contact us at least six weeks in advance in order to fix a date for your visit.

During your visit you should be able to see one or two detectors of the underground areas. 

Read the disclaimer

Please read the liability waiver regarding the safety onsite to take into account before your visit.

The underground areas are working sites: your visit will be subject to safety conditions. The press office cannot guarantee which experiment you will be able to see during your visit as there will be much activity ongoing underground and areas can be closed at short notice. 

National Media visits 2013

Month Dates Visit for media from:
April 15-16 United Kingdom
  23-24 Austria
May 7-8 Bulgaria

France and Belgium

  28-29 Czech Republic
June 11-12 Denmark
  17-18 United States
  25-26 Greece
July 9-10 Hungary
  23-24 Germany
August 20-21 Sweden
September 3-4 Portugal
October 29-30 Netherlands and Belgium
November 5-6 Norway
  19-20 Slovakia
  26-27 Poland
December 3-4 Spain
  17-18 Finland

National Media visits 2014

Month Date Visit for media from:
January 14-15 Switzerland
  28-29 Romania
February 25-26 Serbia
March 11-12 Greece
  18-19 Japan
  25-26 Italy
April 1-2 Russia
  15-16 Turkey
  24-25 India
  29-30 Israel


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