Resources for physicists involved in public engagement
The LHC is an unprecedented opportunity for the UK particle physics community to engage the public and students in learning about, and debating, some of the most fundamental questions we have about the world we live in.
Many physicists already give talks and demonstrations; others are interested in engaging with the public but are unsure how to start.
Over the lifetime of the LHC we will be building up a library of ideas and resources that physicists can use when engaging with the public and students. We would like to see this page develop into a ‘marketplace’ where ideas are shared; whether sophisticated Powerpoint presentations and Flash animations, low-tech demonstrations of the ping-pong ball and sellotape variety or striking analogies that help understanding we would like to publish (or link to them) here.
Your local science centre or museum might be a good partner/venue for public engagement activities. Many science-oriented venues are members of the umbrella organisation Ecsite-UK. Details of Ecsite-UK members are available on the Ecsite-UK website (link opens in a new window).
Please contact Ecsite-UK, who will be pleased to help put you in touch with appropriate local contacts.
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