CERN — the European Organization for Nuclear Research


The International Particle Physics Outreach Group (IPPOG)

IPPOG is a network of scientists, science educators and communication specialists working across the globe in informal science education and outreach for particle physics. Particle physics is the science of matter, energy, space and time. IPPOG brings new discoveries in this exciting field to young people and conveys to the public that the beauty of nature is indeed becoming understandable from the interactions of its most fundamental parts - the elementary particles.

Current members come from the 22 member states of CERN, Australia, Ireland, Slovenia, South Africa, the USA, and from DESY, CERN and five of the major experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Hans Peter Beck (University of Bern) and Steve Goldfarb (University of Melbourne), IPPOG Chairs


Dans la peau d'un chercheur

To educate and enthuse 9-12 year olds in the world of Particle Physics and general science exploration. 



PhD TV: The Higgs Boson Explained

A clever animation explaining what the Higgs Boson is and how the LHC will find it (if it exists).

Physics Slam

To increase enthusiasm and basic understanding of physics among a general audience 

Presenting Science

To improve scientists' presentation and public speaking skills 

Draw Me a Physicist

To raise school children's awareness of and enthusiasm for the world of physics and life as a physicist