Last half term, a group of A2 physics students took the opportunity to visit the European Organisation of Nuclear Research, where we had the chance to travel 87 meters below ground level to witness the CMS and ATLAS detectors along the circumference of the LHC, this enhanced our knowledge of nuclear physics. The Large hadron collider (LHC) is a particle accelerator that has the objective of answering the big questions of the universe. Both the detectors we visited were responsible for finding the Higg’s boson (the particle that gives everything mass) and we gained an invaluable insight into our A2 Nuclear module. Alongside our science adventure, we explored Geneva and the United Nations European Headquarters which was interesting in its own right. To round up the trip we went on a boat trip of Lake Genève, the largest lake in Europe. For all you science lovers, we highly recommend this excursion.
Callum Matthews and Joshua Bruno