Center for Exploration of Energy and Matter

   a research center of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at IU Bloomington


The Center for Exploration of Energy and Matter (CEEM) is a multidisciplinary laboratory performing research and development in the areas of accelerator physics, nuclear physics, materials science, life science and biomedical applications of accelerators. Community outreach is tantamount to CEEM and thousands of visitors have enjoyed our warm welcome and generous hospitality. This page is offered in hopes of making your visit to CEEM pleasant and productive.

Visitors are encouraged to request assistance and advice regarding arrangements such as tours, lodging reservations, rental cars, etc. Please contact CEEM by e-mail or by telephone at (812) 855-5466.

Access to CEEM

CEEM is open between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The facility is closed for all major holidays. Authorized visitors may access the facility at any time.

Casual visitors who wish to attend educational events or contact employees at CEEM should enter the building at the main entrance on Milo B. Sampson Lane and discuss their needs with the receptionist in the lobby. He or she will be happy to accommodate visitors in any possible way.

Recent re-evaluation of security requirements within the United States and within Indiana University have necessitated that visitors to CEEM must comply with a few regulations before entering the research sections of the facility. Accelerators produce radiation and materials that have been exposed to this radiation may become activated. Compliance with our safety and security policies will make your visit both informative and safe.

Outside Users

Persons interested in spending several days at CEEM for the purposes of research or other academic activities should contact CEEM well in advance of their visit for information and lab access requirements. The staff at CEEM would be pleased to provide you with any required paperwork in advance of your visit. Please contact CEEM by e-mail or by telephone at (812) 855-9365.

Public Tours

Guided, general orientation and customized tours are offered to persons who are interested in learning more about the history, research and other activities at CEEM.

Tour Regulations:

  1. All tours must be pre-arranged.
  2. Tour members must be 13 years of age or older.
  3. Organizations need to provide adequate adult supervision during tours. There must be at least one adult with the group for every 10 participants 18 years of age or less.
  4. Other restrictions apply.

For more information about the tour programs, contact CEEM by e-mail or by telephone at (812) 855-5466.

Opportunities to visit are also offered in association with special events such as the Department of Physics annual Open House.

Maps and Directions

Click here for directions from your location to CEEM, located in the Indiana University Research Park North in the Multidisciplinary Engineering and Sciences Hall at 2401 N Milo B. Sampson Lane, Bloomington, IN 47408. Click here for a detailed map of Milo B. Sampson Lane.

Arriving By Plane

Visitors to Bloomington fly into the Indianapolis Airport. Bloomington is located approximately 50 miles south of Indianapolis. Major car rental companies are located at the airport, and several Airport Shuttle and limousine companies provide direct service to the Bloomington area.

Visiting Bloomington

Special discounted rates are available for CEEM visitors at several area hotels. Please contact our Travel Coordinators by e-mail or by phone: 812-855-5466 for details. More information on lodging, attractions and entertainment is available on the Bloomington Visitor's Guide website.

International Visitors

If you are not a citizen of the United States, or are from Canada, special rules may apply for visiting CEEM, or receiving reimbursement of travel expenses or payment of a fee for consulting or an Honorarium. The staff at CEEM would be pleased to advise you. Please contact CEEM by e-mail or by telephone at (812) 855-5466.

Contact Us
2401 N. Milo B. Sampson Lane
Bloomington, IN 47408
Phone: (812) 855-9365
E-mail CEEM