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CERN Univers de particules

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Address: Route de Meyrin, Geneva 1217, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 22-767-76-76
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Description: CERN, in Geneva, is the world’s largest particle physics research centre...
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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Not interesting science and physics, experts only

I find this not interesting but my man friend loves a lot. Exhibits educational but you have to be scientist of man with right brain to understand theory and physics. I like gift... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I find this not interesting but my man friend loves a lot. Exhibits educational but you have to be scientist of man with right brain to understand theory and physics. I like gift shop, they have cute t-shirts I buy for nephews.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This was so cool. If I were smarter I'd be a physicist instead of a banker, haha, they are recreating the Big Bang and trying to understand how the world was created. It is fascinating to see these brilliant minds working together across borders to gain insight into our universe - and even though I don't understand half of what... More 

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Interesting tour, more than I expected. Guide was very informative for those that are not into physics. Explained things, did not go over your head or talk down to you. The tour is on a time-table but it's not rushed.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Wonderful tour of the facilities, find out about schedules and sightseeing possibilities. Their website is very well done

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Having failed to book in sufficient time to join a full guided tour, I took the tram on spec to check the place out. Turned out to be quite fascinating with a few hands on exhibits and much to learn from the static and film displays. No restriction on camera use, so if you're into science, don't pass by an... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been to CERN on many occasions on business and have been on several tours in the various experiments. They also cater for school trips from European countries. From the airport there is a bus and tram link which is cheap and efficient.

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The universe of particles is just the sphere shaped museum which is relatively small but interesting. We were also able to get into the tour of the facility. We didn't book in advance but we got on a waiting list and were just able to sneak into an english speaking tour. The tour is 2 hours long which includes a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We were very lucky to be able to get into a tour at CERN at the last minute by arriving in the hope that others booked on the tour wouldn't show up. But others waiting were not so lucky so book well ahead to be sure! Very easy to get to the location on the number 18 tram from the... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It is easy to get to this place by tram and the two hour visit is free and very informative but has to be booked in advance. There are some exhibits/display in the reception area and a small souvenir shop to whet your appetite before the tour starts . The guide we had was brimming with enthusiasm and very proud... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It is one of the most iconic place for me. I spent good time traveling among particles. It was so cool

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