SwitzerlandCERN - SCHOOLS
SwitzerlandCERN - SCHOOLS
SwitzerlandCERN - SCHOOLS
SwitzerlandCERN - SCHOOLS
SwitzerlandCERN - SCHOOLS

CERN - Accelerating Science


* Visiting the CERN Laboratory

* Hands-on experiments 

* Sightseeing in Geneva

This Science tour is a great way for your students to learn about CERN, particle physics & our place in the universe.

At CERN, the European Organization 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. The particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. 

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Packages available from: Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Liverpool, Manchester & Newcastle

Package inclusions: Flights | Private transfers | 2 or 3 nights | 3*Hotel | Half board | Guided visit of Geneva


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All about: CERN - Accelerating Science

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the most powerful particle accelerator ever built. The accelerator sits in a tunnel 100 metres underground at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, on the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland. Founded in 1954, the CERN laboratory was one of Europe's first joint ventures and now has 22 member states

What is the LHC?

The LHC is a particle accelerator that pushes protons or ions to near the speed of light. It consists of a 27-kilometre ring of superconducting magnets with a number of accelerating structures that boost the energy of the particles along the way.

Why is it called the 'Large Hadron Collider'

Large refers to its size, approximately 27km in circumference

Hadron because it accelerates protons or ions, which belong to the group of particles called hadrons

Collider because the particles form two beams travelling in opposite directions, which are made to collide at four points around the machine

How does the LHC work?
The CERN accelerator complex is a succession of machines with increasingly higher energies. Each machine accelerates a beam of particles to a given energy before injecting the beam into the next machine in the chain. This next machine brings the beam to an even higher energy and so on. The LHC is the last element of this chain, in which the beams reach their highest energies.


The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this tour

* Return flights

* 1 Free staff place per 10 students

* Private coach transfers throughout

* 2 - 3 nights hostel or hotel accommodation

* Half board basis

* Full day guided visit to the CERN Laboratory

* Guided walking tour of Geneva

* OPTIONAL: Depending on how many nights your group spend in Geneva, we can also include a guided tour of the United Nations Headquarters. 


Whats not included in this tour
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