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Students Visit CERN

Posted: 28th February 2020

Physics students at Cardiff Sixth Form College had the incredible opportunity to visit Geneva, Switzerland as part of their A Level studies. The trip was thoroughly enjoyed by all – a big thank you goes to Mrs Avila-Jones and Mr Jenkins for coordinating and chaperoning the trip.

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. The particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. 

Students also had the opportunity to have a tour of the UN visiting the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations room, council chamber and the Salle des Pas Perdus, visited the International Museum of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent – an exhibition on the humanitarian adventure, offering a view of the history of humanitarian action. Furthermore, students visited the Patek Philippe Museum also known as the “Temple to Watchmaking” for a unique journey through five centuries of watchmaking.

Students and staff enjoyed a traditional Swiss meal at the Edelweiss Restaurant, here the entertainment while dining on raclette and fondue was traditional Swiss songs and yodelling.

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