CERN, GENEVA – more than Physics.
During the last three days of the Spring Term, 13 A-level Physicists took time out of school to visit the LHC at CERN, Geneva.
The CERN visit began with a tour of the refurbished Microcosm exhibit and then lunch in the CERN restaurant. After a short lecture delivered by a Physicist working at CERN we were then taken by our guide to the see the ATLAS control room and the Synchrocyclotron which was CERN’s first particle accelerator. Both the guide and exhibits really brought the work of CERN and the LHC to life.
Other highlights of the trip included a visit to a Swiss Fondue restaurant (chocolate fondue proved to be most popular), a guided tour of the United Nations Buildings, a thought-provoking visit to the Red Cross Museum and of course the beautiful city of Geneva with its lake, Jet d’Eau and historic Old Town.
Mrs L Bradshaw, Head of Physics