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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 26 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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Cessy, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This experience is just unique in the world and its amazing to discover the result of so many years of research, really worth a visit

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We booked our English tour three months ahead. That was the only slot available. So we had to tailor our summer France and Switzerland itinerary just to fit the visit in. We had such high hope as this was the place where the world wide web was invented and it also had the largest particle accelerators. We arrived 15 minutes... More

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Doha
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

There is an excellent display beneath the gift shop. This didn't seem to be well sign posted and the staff were not very helpful - but look for a staircase going down and help yourself! Great explanation of particle physics, videos, and displays. No crowds as no-one seemed to know about it!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I was really looking forward to my tour of CERN and was very pleased when I went online yesterday and was able to get a reservation for this afternoon. Getting there is very easy. You simply take the number 18 tram and it drops you at the terminus which is right outside. Signage for reception is very poor and I... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I live near CERN and guests are often interested in visiting it. Tour slots open up for booking 90 days in advance of the tour date and fill up fast. If you know the date when you`d like to tour, you can try to book online. They save a few spots for walk-ins on the day, so you can also... More

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Easy and simple visit accessible by tram 18 from centre Geneva. The globe has a spectacular exhibition.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visited CERN on the off chance of seeing the LHA, but this is not available to view (the tour event, which has to be pre-booked, covers some of its predecessors). Spent the afternoon in the 'museum' which had masses of intriguing press material, explanation, diagrams and pictures, together with DVD's of the tunnel and accelerators, and a demonstration of 'low-temperature'... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Easy to visit from Geneva, the final stop on the #18 tram from the main train station, takes about 20 minutes. Free tours of the exhibits are available but we enjoyed going through at our own pace. It didn't take long but was interesting to see some particle physics concepts demonstrated practically and interactively, and to see some real components... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I really wanted to love this place since I am a scientist/engineer, but I feel like there are a lot of improvements that could be made to make the free guided tour better. Most notably, the tour is too long/has too few stops to warrant such a long tour. How to get there: CERN is the last stop on the... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Thanks to TA forums, we could join a group and visit the CERN LHC (Large Hadron Collider) this month. It was a great opportunity since the LHC won't be open for visit from October until 2018! The tour was quite well organised. First we had a 50 minutes presentation on what is CERN and what it is doing. Then each... More

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