In the first week of the Summer holidays, 44 Year 12 students had the opportunity to visit CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.
At CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles.
Students had a tour of the facility, as well as a chance to meet some of the professors working at the facility. They also built their own cloud chambers in the CERN Cool labs. The students also visited the UN Palace of Nations, the Red Cross museum, had a fondue evening, took a cable car up de la Montagne du Saleve, experimented with some Laser Tag and had a leisurely cruise of the lake. The trip is running again next year!