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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 20 activities in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We came to Geneva solely to visit CERN and booked a tour 3 months in advance. Our Tour guide was a knowledgeable PhD student who answered questions in depth. My son is a keen Physics student and felt that she had explained things to a level that was appropriate for him. After a 30 minute film about the 50th anniversary... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

As a Particle Physics Undergraduate, I was given the opportunity to visit CERN and even make a trip down into the ATLAS cavern. With some free time one afternoon we chose to visit this museum. It was free to get in - great to encourage people to learn about the cutting edge of physics research. I really enjoyed the modern... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I learned more about the big bang here than through college courses in physics and astronomy! Very easy to get to (tram line 18 stops right in front of the visitor center). I rented a bike in Meyrin village (2 tram stops before CERN) for only 12 CHF and rode through the countryside visiting the various "Passeport Big Bang" platforms... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Me and my wife visited on our honeymoon, and we were expecting a more tourist-based tour with some basic info on what they did there. But we ended up with a group of A-Level Physics students, so we got a full-on in-depth Physics lesson! It was heavy going at times, but the guides/physicists are very enthusiastic about what they do... More

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Créon-d'Armagnac, Aquitaine, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I had a great time visiting this museum, it is free, really awesome ambiance and interesting expositions that show you how the LHC works. I reccoment not to miss this "museum" if you are ever visiting Geneva

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Locarno, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This is the place where Science has its maximum expression. Impressive exhibitions and very interesting Cern visit. If you love physics, particles or Astronomy, this is the must-be place.

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Elkridge, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Through the CERN website we booked a tour which consisted of an introductory lecture (1hr), a tour of where the magnets are tested (1hr), and a tour of ATLAS, one of the four experiments (1hr). After the guided tour there are currently two exhibits you can walk through at your own pace. The guides are volunteers who do this on... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

I managed to get a tour at the last minute. The tour intro was amazing, there was a good mix of techy stuff and keeping it simple. This is a must see if you ever visit Geneva.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Be sure to plan your tour to the Large Hadron Collider early, it fills up many months in advance. The tour is about 1 1/2 hours long. There is a movie that gives some background information about the CERN campus. We then were taken across the street to the ATLAS detector. Our guide was a wonderful young man who explained... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

How to get there - Take number 18 tram and stop at CERN. You won't miss the round shape building on your right (assuming you are from city centre) Since it was quite last minute, I didn't go the guided tour which require advance booking. Regardless, you can still enjoy the museum or it is called Globe of Science and... More

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