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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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Ranked #2 of 37 Activities in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Sightseeing Tours
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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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Montreux, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Interesting tour of the incredible places. Nice room for visitors, where you can touch and feel many things to try, and then tour including the interpretation and explanation of the simplest and most complex questions. Informative, interesting, unbelievable.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We only saw the free exhibitions as we weren't organised enough to book a tour (if you're interested - you may need to book months in advance!). But the trip was worth it just for that. There was a lot of information to take in, but the exhibition caters to all levels of knowledge and ages. I don't know much... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Visited on a Saturday in November so not as busy as it might have been, maybe 30 people. Lots of fantastic interactive exhibits but only one of each and each takes a few minutes to get the most out of it so you end up waiting for each part and it gets frustrating, then children are playing with them or... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Book ahead on-line for a fascinating free tour of this amazing place. Our 2 hour tour was led by a retired physicist who explained everything so clearly and was able to answer any level of questions. See the first particle accelerator and learn how international co-operation has allowed the development of CERN from its beginnings in the 1950s. Absolutely riveting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

There are a few ways to visit the CERN after their recent upgrade. Make sure you visit the big dome near the Swiss/French border. You can see it when you land at Geneva airport if you have come from the West. It's made of wood - which is surprising! Check out the history of the CERN at the museum. If... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

now this was one of a couple of things we wanted to do on our trip to Geneva and it certainly didnt let us down, free tours, our guide, a Polish girl, was fantastic and clearly loved what she did, just over two hours walking round the site, it is just fascinating, would highly recommend it to everyone.. a fantastic... More

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Newbury UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I've been to CERN to visit the Large Hadron Collider 4 times with groups of 6th form students. The pre booked tour involves on of the experiments, usually Atlas, and the testing and development centre. We follow that with lunch and a visit to the CERN museums and shop. This is an amazing experience for physics A level students and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

CERN is a good place for a morning or afternoon, there are lots of free exhibits explaining the history and the science and if you book early enough you can get on a tour around that explains a lot of what they do.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Go if you can get the chance, you will only understand 10% of what is explained, but the whole concept is awesome and will change the world (for your grand children).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If you are in Geneve, take a bus and go to CERN which is so near to the center of city. If you are interested with being human, you'll understand the meaning of this place. It's not just a building.You need to see here. Meaningful.

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