February 25, 2020
Senior School News, Sixth Form News

Physicists in Geneva

Physicists in Geneva

Physicists in Geneva

Over half-term a group of Physicists from Years 11 , 12 and 13 travelled to Geneva. The focus of the trip was visiting two of the largest collaborative projects in the world.

 

The first highlight was the Large Hadron Collider at CERN,  a facility designed to accelerate particles to 99.9999991 % of the speed of light  around a 27 km circumference tunnel deep underground. Students were able to visit the cryogenic test facility to see how the superconducting magnets work and also saw a fantastic explanation of how a synchrotron particle accelerator works.

 

The second highlight was a guided tour around the United Nations building where students were able to visit some of the iconic conference rooms. There was also time to visit the Natural History museum to see Janus, the two headed turtle, go bowling, take a tour of the Favarger chocolate factory, visit the History of Science museum, and independently explore the old town area of Geneva.   Travelling by plane, bus, tram, train, water taxi and by foot it certainly was a busy trip!

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Silcoates School

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