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CERN Univers de particules

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Address: Route de Meyrin, Geneva 1217, Switzerland
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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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CERN is a must visit!

CERN is located just a short bus or tram ride outside of Geneva (easily accessible from the airport and the train station) and it is a must see! They offer a 2 hour guided tours... read more

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

CERN is located just a short bus or tram ride outside of Geneva (easily accessible from the airport and the train station) and it is a must see! They offer a 2 hour guided tours, twice a day in English. It might sound like a long tour, but it is worth it. If you want to see much of anything,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To visit CERN you have to book visit 3-4 days in advance, however it is worth doing. Site visit to closed and operational labs is guided by real practicioners. During our visit it was even possible to visit underground part of labs, the ATLAS detector.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Take the tram out to CERN, it is well worth the visit. Learn more of our origins and the big bang theory. Also, learn of the great work going on into anti-matter and the amazing collider. You will not be sorry you visited. Note you must book in advance

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An indoors screening in English and French on the origins of the universe and the particle research done by CERN and others. Also includes some small exhibits. Outside you will find the monument to the discovery of the Higgs Boson.

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Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here twice: first with my 80+ year parents, and a few weeks later with a 20-something nephew and three of his friends. I must say: everybody was pleasantly surprised by CERN's ability to explain and make accessible the work they do here in fundamental physics. Their exhibitions are very well done, and explain in a good way what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is definitely worth visiting if you're in Geneva! Tours available in French and English. I went with 2 other people, we took the English tour guide, amazing experience. They showed us also 2 movies about the place, and they where awesome graphics displays on the old accelerators there. Must go!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to CERN in Geneva is highly recommended to science enthusiast.CERN provides a free guided tour of its research center but ensure that you make a reservation in advance for this guided tour by registering online at their website. This tour is a great opportunity to get up and close with Large Hadron Collider and learn about mysteries of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a special trip as one of our sons is studying Physics in University. The exhibit area is very interesting but smaller than expected. The facility tour was informative - especially for our son. If you have a high degree of interest in science or physics I would recommend it but it is probably too specialized otherwise.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

CERN - Globe of Science and Innovation - The Large Hadron Collider "The Universe of Particles" (Big Bang). Exhibition and Film. Visited in April 2015 on our first visit to Geneva. Take Tram 18 to CERN. Returned to Geneva December 2016

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have nothing to do in Geneva, which you would anyway then 20 min tram ride to the CERN is good way spend some time. The museum is big as I expected but gives you an insight of what happens there

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