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CERN Univers de particules

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Address: Route de Meyrin, Geneva 1217, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 022 767 7676
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CERN, in Geneva, is the world’s largest particle physics research centre....

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 am not a scientist or particularly interested in science but was fascinated and enthralled by this visit, I and all my family were talking for ages about all we had seen and... read more

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am not a scientist or particularly interested in science but was fascinated and enthralled by this visit, I and all my family were talking for ages about all we had seen and heard. Easy to get to (use the tram - it has its own stop), interactive, plenty of places to sit and get a drink. We spent around... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I would recommend a visit..need a few hours for the exhibition. We had not booked the your in advance and I am sure it would be worth planning on advance to get a reservation.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An excellent tour around CERN's site. I've been to this place twice; the first time joining a group of visitors where a CERN guide took us to both the Atlas station building, where an introduction to what is the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) about, and then showing the first accelerator built at CERN. The second time is a visit to... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is always an amazing experience to see what the cern does, sneaking into th control room, listening to scientists, visiting Alice!! Worth a visit!!!

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The main purpose of our 5 day school trip to Geneva was to visit CERN (although we also visited the UN, IRCI, ITU and had a trip on the steamer ship). CERN certainly lived up to our expectations and was made even more enjoyable due to our main guide, Pablo de Castro Galan, who was extremely enthusiastic, knowledgeable and entertaining.... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Extremely well presented, very interesting. The best scientific visit I've ever done. You just need to plan well in advance as it's always packed - clearly not a last-minute thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There’re not many reasons to come to Geneva on tourism (Switzerland has many other better places to visit), but a visit to CERN is definitely a good reason to spend a day here. Visits to CERN are free of charge and need to be booked in advance 15 days before the visit. The online reservation system opens at 8:30 am... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An interesting visit to both Exhibitions - the Particles and Microcosm. We attended with no booking and had no access difficulties. Use the No 18 tram from the City right up to CERN Reception. Booking well in advance gives you access to other areas.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Passionate guise and nice experience. Quick access, really nice presentation. The tour lasts for two hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You MUST book the tour in advance via the website. Dates become available two weeks out and another twelve places are released three days out (the tours book up very fast). Your tour guide is a working scientist at CERN, so while the talks are kept at a very general level you can also ask more in-depth questions if you... More 

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