Category Archives: Niels Bohr Institue


Build Your Own Particle Detector

During the preparation for the CERN Open Days, I came up with the new official logo!
As we will have some posters going along with the LEGO model and the construction competition, I though it would be a great idea to have one.
Let me know what you think of the design … I like it ;)


Thanks to the guy(s) from for the SVG LEGO man template.

Passeport Big Bang

On June 2nd CERN will celebrate the inauguration of the new Passeport Big Bang, an educative tour around the Large Hadron Collider.

As part of the inauguration event, I’ll be exhibiting the LEGO® ATLAS model and put up the station on the tour where visitors can win prices by building their own miniature models. For that purpose, and with the help from CERN, the HEP group at NBI and my private LEGO® collection, I put up a little box :)

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If successful, we’ll doing the same thing during Kulturnatten in Copenhagen, October 11th 2013.


Kulturnatten – Culture night in Copenhagen

It was a long, but successful day yesterday!

I spent about 17 hours at the institute, but besides a bit of ‘regular’ work we managed to set up small but quite nice exhibition about particle physics, the LHC and CERN in general and ATLAS in more detail. This year we also managed to show the ATLAS LEGO model for the first time at Kulturnatten. With no surprise, quite a success! There were actually people coming specifically to see the model! :)

In addition to the little exhibition we had an extra auditorium were set up ATLAS Virtual Visits for the first time in Copenhagen. We had in total four 30 minutes live connections to the ATLAS Control Room in Geneva, Switzerland. There were between twenty to thirty people in each session, that sometimes (actually quite a few of them) stayed longer than an hour to ask questions and listen both to the guys we had at CERN and us locally.

I might at some point also post a link to the recording of the sessions here. [link]

To round of the day, and to make yet a bit longer, we used our webcast hardware to set up a remote viewing room for Holger Beck‘s late night lectures, which were otherwise heavily ‘over-booked’.

So it was a long day, but I’m quite satisfied with what we managed to do!

ATLAS LEGO model media coverage

Starting last weekend my ATLAS LEGO model is out in the open … since then my visitors count on this webpage increased by 10.000! The 3D image of the model is on the front page of the ATLAS website regularly and various newspapers and blogs already wrote about it …

  • ATLAS (link)
  • CERN Courier (Volume 52, Jan/Feb 2012, p. 43 + front page)
  • CNET Crave Gadget – Rich Trenholm (link)
  • Corriere della Fanatascienza – Leo Lorusso (link)
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  • CuteDecision – “2cute” (link)
  • – Rob Waugh (link)
  • – Jeff Hughes (link)
  • Discovery Center – Anne Mette Frejsel (link)
  • Forbes – Alex Knapp (link)
  • French Tribune – Bruce Totolos (link)
  • Galileu (link)
  • Gandul – Ioana Nicolescu (link)
  • – Matthew Humphries (link)
  • (link)
  • Gizmodo Australia – Logan Booker (link)
  • The Guardian – LifeAndPhysics – JonButterworth (link)
  • Ingeniøren –  Torben R. Simonsen (link)
  • Laboratory News – Kerry Taylor Smith (link)
  • NyTeknik – Jan Melin (link)
  • – Stanislav Mihulka (link)
  • – Erdem Gukrer (link)
  • PCWorld – Jason Kennedy (link)
  • PhysOrg.Com – Bob Yirka (link)
  • Physics World (Volume 25, 1 January 2012, p. 3)
  • Science&Vie Junior (Volume 273, June 2012, p. 36)
  • Scoop.It – Paulo Furtado (link)
  • ShlashGear – Shane McGlaun (link)
  • Der Standard (link)
  • Spektrum der Wissenschaft – Physik WebWatch (link)
  • – Bartosz Łopiński (link)
  • SyFy Idea Lab – Tiffany Lee Brown (link)
  • SyFy Idea Lab Interview – Tiffany Lee Brown (link)
  • Symmetry Breaking – Amy Dusto (link)
  • Technology Review – Peter Glaser (link)
  • Tiede – Maria Korteila (Volume 2, 2012, p. 58)
  • TG Daily – Emma Woollacott (link)
  • Traqueur Stellaire – Guillaume Calu (link)
  • Universitetsavisen (1) – Madhura Mukhopadhyay (link)
  • Universitetsavisen (2) – Polina Chebotareva & Mike Young (link)
  • University of Melbourne – Science Matters –  Cristen Teen (link)
  • The Verge – Ross Miller (link)
  • Wired – Katie Scott (link)
  • Wired Taiwan – Min-Fang Huang (link)
  • Wired GeekDad – Roy Wood (link)
  • Wired Science – Daniela Hernandez (link)