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CERN Univers de particules

Address: Route de Meyrin, Geneva 1217, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 22-767-76-76
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Type: Science Museums, Sightseeing Tours, Museums
Owner description: CERN, in Geneva, is the world’s largest particle physics research centre. CERN has recently brought...
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Type: Science Museums, Sightseeing Tours, 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 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I went to cern in December, and it was very good. The staff was friendly and we was given a guided tour of LHCb. The tour guide was so passionate about his work and was a real pleasure to be with. Ive written about my trip in detail if you wish to read about it in more detail: https://thetravelingteenager.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/geneva-switzerland-2/

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We booked the 2 hour English tour, and unfortunately I can't remember the tour guides name (Neil or Nigel?) however what I was impressed with is he was a physicist who works there, so it was really nice to be able to hear insights from him, ask him questions about what goes on, and how he explained everything to us.... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

So, we didn't have time to book any of the tours they offer (for free), but we did visit the open exhibits! It was interesting, and well worth the trip if only for the photos. The gift shop was also full of excellent and reasonably priced stuff. There were T-shirts and helmets and mugs and tote bags! Definitely plan to... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you are at all interested in the world of science then this has to be a stop for you just for a small insight into one of the biggest structures in the world that goes on for miles!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This facility, in addition to being the world's foremost centre for scientific research into evolution and a collaboration of world scientists making new discoveries to assist us, has been wonderfully set up to provide for tourists to visit and understand the world that goes on there. All for free, it is an absolutely marvellous place to visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The museum feels dated. The technology of the museum itself feels like the 1960s. Ironically, however, everything else is so cutting edge it's funny in juxtaposition. The tour is great as is the global laser show section at the visitors section. A couple notes: I knock them down a star for the incredibly difficult reservation and information set up online.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

CERN is a short tram ride from Cornavin train station and a must see, a mecca, for scientists visiting Geneva. It is the home of the Large Hadron Collider and the Higgs Boson. If you are familiar with those words, then you really have to visit CERN just to soak up the ambience and the environment of pure science. Science... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great experience here at Cern + lots of learning, knowledge and exercise walking around the interesting facility plus a few movies and interactive fun. Also nice scenery/mountains in the background :) Admission is Free. English tour is 1pm and lasts about 2 hours Take the 18 street car On the border of swiss/france :) Nirvana lounge indian food 50m walking... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

CERN is an organization made up of the top nuclear physicists from around the world. At CERN they explore the fundamental structure of the universe, trying to explore and understand the beginnings of the universe. Headquarters are in Geneva. There are exhibits in the two museums at CERN, along with movie presentations. It is an amazing place to visit, and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The main exhibit which is just on the side of road is okay but pretty basic. A room with some cinematics and technical exhibit and that's it. At least there is no entrance fee. Me and my group of friends took the free tour and this is where it got less interesting. The tour was very long (over three hours... More 

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