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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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**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 proper research - proper science

It is good to see detector from inside and listen to physicists "how things works", terrific place! Such a big object for finest matter.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Zilina Region, Slovakia

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Zilina Region, Slovakia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is good to see detector from inside and listen to physicists "how things works", terrific place! Such a big object for finest matter.

Thank Juroraj
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can book for the tour, but we just freestyled - There is a free visitor centre - easy to get to at the end of the Tram Line (18) Some of the exhibits are interactive and there are some pieces outside - look like "steam-punk" leftovers! These are old pieces of equipment - well worth a look. You don't... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a new and free exhibition in the basement of building 33 (visitor reception), which is excellent and includes a real working cloud chamber! It is great fun watching for the different traces from the different types of background radiation and you can press a button to expose a strontium 90 (radioactive) source and so see the effect. You... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very in depth physics explanation which wen a little over my head as a first year science student but still very interesting. They have some great exhibits up explaining CERNs contribution to different areas of human knowledge and a very understandable explanation of the first particle collider - something I did not understand before. Easy to get to from the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a science nut, this was the main reason for my visit to Geneva. Bit of hurdling to be done to actually book a private tour, but once there we were looked after by one of the insanely passionate and knowledgeable scientists who work there. A real treat to see the Atlas control room in operation, and a great side... More 

Thank Brian F
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very sorry that we couldn't get a spot on the tour, and almost didn't bother going out there, until we saw a review on TripAdvisor about the exhibition. Definitely worth the tram ride out there to walk through the exhibit. Tip for getting a ticket, is to call as soon as you even think you might be going.... More 

1 Thank Krausteads
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked LHC museum, there is lot of interactive thing inside and if you want to basically understand how LHC working I recommend to visit it. I was also lucky to get invitation for a visitation of ATLAS detector itself. The visitation I really enjoyed and sometimes it looks like in some sci-fi movie.

Thank Martin D
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a science-geek, a visit to CERN was the reason for my trip to Geneva. It was a great tour and I really enjoyed the visit. I'm glad I made the 2-hour train ride from St Gallen. Some of the exhibits were closed but it was still worth the visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent educational trip. The guide was very helpful and knowledgeable. As it was Xmas we were lucky enough to go down and view the CMS as it was on shutdown. Make sure to try the staff restaurant as well as the food is delicious and cheap for Geneva

3 Thank Delvey
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go go go! The best place to meet great people in a nice and happy surrounding! one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works. At CERN, the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments are used to study the... More 

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