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CERN Univers de particules

Route de Meyrin | Ginebra, Geneva CH-1217, Switzerland
41-22-767-76-76
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Ranked #2 of 25 activities in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Science Museums
Owner description: CERN, in Geneva, is the world’s largest particle physics research centre. CERN has recently brought into service the world’s most powerful... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Southampton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

You have to book early (you can book up to two weeks in advance) but it is well worth booking on to the guided tour. The researcher who led our tour worked on the ATLAS experiment and so was very knowledgable, and answered all of our questions well and in lots of detail. Our two hour tour consisted of a... More

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I had the opportunity to visit CERN, but all the guided tours were fully booked for the days I was in Geneva. Wandering about the exhibits on a self-guided tour was still a great experience. The exhibits are quite interesting and contain a great deal of information. I think this is a great way to spend 2-3 hours while in... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The public exhibits are interesting and well laid out, imparting physics knowledge in a way that the average person can understand, at least a small bit! They have cross sections of some of the older accelerators in the general exhibits which are great to see. If you want to see the actual workings, there are free tours, but they are... More

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We were unable to go on a guided tour, but visited the CERN visitors centre, Microcosm and the separate exhibit, the Universe of Particles. My other half studied Astrophysics, so arrived with an ability to understand the complex work undertaken by the scientists at CERN, but as a physics rookie who holds a basic understanding of what the LHC does,... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We couldn't get the guided tour - it was completely booked when I tried to make a reservation a few weeks in advance. However, the universe of particles (Globe) exhibition was interesting. Apart from the exhibition itself, it was fascinating to be at the place where web was born and which does such fundamental research in particle physics. The globe... More

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NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

To their credit, the CERN researcher who gave us our tour was knowledgeable and was able to answer a number of basic and advanced physics questions from all of the participants. However, the tour was not as advertised on their website (which, as of today, has been updated). I understand that they can't take you down to the LHC. However,... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Wonderful place, they have that hippie mentality that together we can make the world a better place mixed with high technology. And they are proving it right with amazing results!!! A breath of fresh air amidst the world of politics and stagnation of the mind!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Well, it's really hard to write review on CERN. First thing is, pls book the guided tour as early as possible as I heard that it's very good. It was on the top of our have to do thing in Geneva and about 2 months before our trip, I tried to book the guided tour online from CERN website http://outreach.web.cern.ch/outreach/visites/index.html... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you want to see where the www was born and the Higgs boson was discovered, or just to get a feel for the universe of particles, you will be right at this place. The permanent exhibition is very well done, informative and in various languages. If you can spend more time and want to experience more about CERN, you... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I am not a physicist so I wasn't sure how much I would understand but I loved it. I learnt so much and the tour guide was engaging and made it interesting. I would recommend booking ahead for the tour but even if you can't do the tour the exhibits at the CERN were fantastic and very educational.

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