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CERN Univers de particules

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Address: Route de Meyrin, Geneva 1217, Switzerland
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CERN, in Geneva, is the world’s largest particle physics research centre....

CERN, in Geneva, is the world’s largest particle physics research centre. CERN has recently brought into service the world’s most powerful accelerator, the LHC (Large Hadron Collider), which will provide new insights into the Universe and how it evolved.

The entire Universe is made up of particles. But where do they come from? What laws govern their behaviour? The purpose of the "Universe of particles" exhibition is for visitors to confront the great questions of contemporary physics : a journey to the Big Bang.

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Much have been said, so I'll not duplicate. Yes, it's fascinating, a mixture of the old and the new (it was founded in 1954, and sometimes it shows), a nice balance of science... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Much have been said, so I'll not duplicate. Yes, it's fascinating, a mixture of the old and the new (it was founded in 1954, and sometimes it shows), a nice balance of science and engineering (it takes a lot of engineering to make the experiments). The guides are scientists, not necessarily researchers, but always knowledgeable and understandable; a PhD degree... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a privilege to be invited to go as part of a full day tour of CERN which had been brilliantly organised by Bristol University, one of the most active science groups working at CERN, which occurred at a time of a planned 4 month maintenance and upgrade shutdown so that as a result we got to see stuff,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a tour in CERN to see the Large Hadron Collider and what I have to say that it was absolutely worth it, although none of us is physicist! We went down to 100 m under the ground to see the LHC and try to understand the idea of the ATLAS experiment! Although it is hard to imagine that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having had a tour of CERN on our 'must do' list for many years, there was little chance we wouldn't enjoy it. And that was the case. The only disappointment was the English-speaking guide we had requested. While he was very knowledgeable, he was not a native speaker of English and was at times very difficult to understand. Fortunately, everything... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best experiences in my stay in Switzerland. I do love the open spaces and the post card views of that country, but CERN was special. I visited the 2 exhibits and took the guided tour. Highly recommend to those who are into physics or want to get more information and be at the site where science comes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We made an unplanned visit on the day of our return from Geneva. Travelling is easier as its a tram visit (18) from geneva station and took less than 30 mins. We didn't book any guided tours. but still was able to visit the two exhibition. Thrilled to be there and bought some gifts

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the world leading center in the field of physical research, this is an essential step if you're in Geneva. The guides take you on an instructive tour and explains very clearly complicated concepts. And it's free, so no excuses !

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I worked for the circuit of refroidissement of the 2nd cyclotron and it was quite an experience. CERN is not an attration but a place that must have been seen once in a lifetime. The guides are very good and well prepared so that ewerybody can unterstand what is shown. Beside there is a restaurant where you can eat very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have got to see this place! Book on a guided tour in advance - it's free and takes 3 hours including a 60 minute introductory lecture including questions. Lecture is pitched at high school level of physics and is enthusiastically presented. One of the best facilities we have ever visited. There is a tram stop just outside, 20 minute... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While in Geneva I pre booked tickets to go to CERN with my girlfriend. Our guide was brilliant, really made as much am effort as he could with everyone. Such an educational couple of hours. And it's free...

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