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Address: Route de Meyrin, Geneva 1217, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 22 767 76 76
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Description: **Due to maintenance, the Universe of Particles exhibition will be closed...
**Due to maintenance, the Universe of Particles exhibition will be closed from Monday 4 May 2015 and will reopen early 2016.** CERN, in Geneva, is the world’s largest particle physics research centre. CERN has recently brought into service the world’s most powerful accelerator, the LHC (Large Hadron Collider), which will provide new insights into the Universe and how it evolved. The entire Universe is made up of particles. But where do they come from? What laws govern their behaviour? The purpose of the "Universe of particles" exhibition is for visitors to confront the great questions of contemporary physics : a journey to the Big Bang.
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A must near Geneva

If you have some time to spend in the Geneva region, you have to visit the Cern structure spared between France and Sutizzerland. Very passionate guides.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Vitry-sur-Seine, Ile-de-France, France
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Vitry-sur-Seine, Ile-de-France, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you have some time to spend in the Geneva region, you have to visit the Cern structure spared between France and Sutizzerland. Very passionate guides.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Fascinating exhibition telling us about the Big Bang and the thought process behind the development of the LHC

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I had the privilege to visit CERN as a guest and spent half a day being taken around the data centre, cryogenics testing centre and the University of Particles with a guide. Key for me is, if I had understood it all, then they would not be as impressive as I have been expecting. I understood very little and am... More 

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

As a scientist, visiting CERN was a must-do in Switzerland. We were unable to book a tour this time, but visited the free museum on site. The museum is small, but very beautifully designed. The video/light shows are really cool even if you're not that into the science.

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Indore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The worlds only particle accelerator. CERN is a place where scientist are trying to research on the universe by copying the Big Bang Theory. Two particles are collided to each other at very high rate resulting into big bang. The machine is underground in Kilometers. It is ring shaped but due to its length it look straight. Overall nice place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

CERN is an amazing place, where many scientific and engineering breakthroughs have been made. The scale on which they are working is pretty much incomprehensible, yet they do it, and they keep discovering new things. One of the nicest presentations is the one from the SC, where they have a projection mapping over an old accelerator which shows how it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

First a warning. You need to book the two hour tour ahead of time on the Internet. Not all guide books tell you this. (Ours didn't and we got no tour). However there is a permanent exhibition that is quite informative in the round building when you arrive. Four stars because it has aura of something that was well-funded at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

It was a privilege to be able to visit CERN and to be on this historical site whilst history is being made. In a way I was a little disappointed because the LHC is online and the LHC, Atlas and CMS are off limits to visitors. A few week earlier I may have been able to see parts of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

not clear on website about this free exhibition but as we were staying near there we went in and asked. Really found it very interesting, teenage son now very keen to return from a proper tour and somewhat illiterate mum a little more aware of what it is all about. good for kids over about 6

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I had the advantage of a full da visit including lectures, visits to control rooms etc. This is an amazing place, where thousands of scientists work together to explore the impossibly small by creating impressibly big instruments. Moreover, the www was invented here, and the first www server is on display. I am amazed.

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