CERN launched its Open Data Portal, which makes data from real collision events produced by LHC experiments available to the public. The official introduction says:
“The CERN Open Data portal is the access point to a growing range of data produced through the research performed at CERN. It disseminates the preserved output from various research activities, including accompanying software and documentation which is needed to understand and analyze the data being shared.”
This is a great project in my opinion. Obviously, data sets are very large and for non-experts the scientific data analysis will not be practical but I am sure that the professional physicists who did not have access to CERN data before will use this portal extensively.
For most of us, and especially the physics students among us, the “EDUCATION” section of this portal will be very useful.