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Science students visit CERN

Thursday 19 June 2014

On June 16-17, A level physics students headed to Geneva to visit the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN).

Twenty students and staff spent two days in the Swiss city learning about particle acceleration, the Large Hadron Collider and the Higgs boson. The group travelled 105 metres underground to look at two of the largest particle detectors on Earth and were given an introductory talk explaining how the work carried out at CERN can be applied to medicine, computing and superconductivity.

The students, who stayed on site at the CERN hostel, also visited the Globe of Science and Innovation, Lake Geneva, the offices of the UN and several early historic churches as part of their visit.

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