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CERN Univers de particules

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Address: Route de Meyrin, Geneva 1217, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 22 767 76 76
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**Due to maintenance, the Universe of Particles exhibition will be closed...

**Due to maintenance, the Universe of Particles exhibition will be closed from Monday 4 May 2015 and will reopen early 2016.**

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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I had a very educational visit to CERN, I learnt all about subatomic particles and really enjoyed the tour and saw a mouse jump to its death.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a very educational visit to CERN, I learnt all about subatomic particles and really enjoyed the tour and saw a mouse jump to its death.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must visit place for science and technology enthusiast. One must book a visit well in advance for a tour of Cern for language of choice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very detailed tour of select 2 areas of CERN. Very limited access. Not for your average tourist - must have interest in physics. Standing/walking only for 2 hours. No access to any working areas or even a general tour of the site. I enjoyed but there were some very bored tourists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited CERN while I was staying in Geneva a few weeks back. Unfortunately I could not get on the waiting list to have a tour, but there are two, small, free exhibitions there to visit. I would recommend about 40 to 50 minutes per exhibition. If you are staying in a hotel in Geneva, you will likely get a... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cern is the Europian nuclear research center. There is a visitors center to show, what the physicians are looking for, shows how to proceed to get more and more into the matera. VERY INTERESTING. Public transport is easy, from Geneva main-railway-station take tamway 18, right to the end.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was well worth going to see and learn about the only thing is you probably need a basic grasp at the concepts of physics and a interest in the subject otherwise it probably isn't suited to you. Unfortunately weren't able to go and see the actual LHC because it was in use but the tour was really good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved my visits to CERN, notwithstanding the fact that I am no expert in nuclear physics. It is awe-inspiring and a good tribute to what international collaboration can accomplish. However, it is worthwhile for visitors to review in advance a little about the nature of atom-smashing and what it is all about before seeing it in person, as it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Yes, I work at CERN and we have a the Global accessible to the public. We also have an exhibition of our LHC accelerator and both CMS and ATLAS detectors in the reception.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited CERN early on a Monday morning hoping to get on the waiting list for the tour. We were unable to book in advance because every day was already full. We ended up third on the waiting list, but didn't make it in. The front desk lady offered us a tour guide to lead us through the free museum.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here with my school. We did not go on the typical tour, we went very far underground to go have a look at the particle colider. It was SO interesting. I'm afraid one cannot do this anymore for another 5 years or so bscause it is now on and functionning.

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