Last half term, a group of budding A2 physics students had the opportunity to visit the European Organisation of Nuclear Research, where we gained a better understanding of subatomic particles and the relevance they had to the big bang. We were informed about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and how the CMS and ATLAS detectors were responsible for finding the Higg’s boson (the particle that gives everything mass). We also explored the city of Geneva including an inspirational tour of the United Nations European Headquarters which was interesting in its own right. To conclude our trip we went on a boat trip around Lake Genève, where we learnt some insightful facts about the city and its historic landmarks. I would highly recommend this trip to any lovers of science.
Karishma Yadav - 13 Jenner
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