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, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Romania, Israel, Serbia, India, Japan, Russian Federation, Turkey and USA. These are being organized according to this calendar.
Contact: Joanna Beata 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.
- The LHC tunnel can be accessible to visual media, however we advise you to use our stock footage on the tunnel available here.
- Photographers with no mandate can also book a visit tour underground with the CERN public Visits Service.
Read the disclaimer
Please read the liability waiver regarding the safety onsite to take into account before your visit (document not available yet).
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.
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National Media visits 2014
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