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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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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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Get in touch with 21st century physics

If you are staying in Geneva CERN is well worth the trip out on the tram. You will get an appreciation of what they are trying to discover but also what a complex piece of... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are staying in Geneva CERN is well worth the trip out on the tram. You will get an appreciation of what they are trying to discover but also what a complex piece of machinery the large hadron collider is, or are, as there are several levels of detector. It is probably the most complex machine ever built. To... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am not a huge fan of science, but I took time to visit because I was told it would be worth it. Sure glad that I did. The short tour was very interesting and made me have a better appreciation of the universe, particles, and dimensions. One up side is that it made me appreciate and understand sci-fi films... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited both the CERN visitor centre, and the Univers de particules exhibition, and it was fantastic. The information was presented in a super modern, interactive and clear way, and even if you are a novice to particle physics, it's easy to understand with the help of various visualizations. The visitor centre offered a broad range of information on the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to CERN on the last day of a long weekend in Geneva. It's a 22 minute tram ride from the centre. It's essentially one big room with various stations. It's quite interactive and the guide on duty was very informative on exactly what it is that they are trying to achieve at CERN. We spent around 40 mins... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really cool site, best to get there right when they open and schedule a tour in advance if possible. We didn't book but got lucky. Tour was 2 hours long and very dry at times. If you don't have some level of background is physics education it's worth skipping. Just do the two main exhibits and you'll have seen... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a physicist I naturally think that this place is the most fascinating in Geneve. But also my child and my humanist friends have enjoyed the exhibitions carefully contructed and informative for all audiences interested to know about particle physics and the great machines needed to study it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truly an amazing scientific experience and one must take in the score of the tour to get the full appreciation of this facility. After the Boggs particle the facility the certainly at tracks on a lot of interest and is busy all the time. If you were not scientifically inclined or interested in physics I would stay away as most... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibit was very high tech, with awesome lighting and displays. We stayed about 30 minutes before wandering g across the street to the reception area, gift shop and second exhibit. Very cool if you enjoy science!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately was unable to book tour as they get booked very quickly. Even though tried first thing on day available. They are just so popular. Went with 17year old daughter who intends to study physics at university next year. I was blown away with the experience but obviously most of it was beyond my knowledge. My daughter loved it and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in Geneva, a visit to CERN is a must, especially if you are passionate about science. The tour is very well organized and takes several hours. Reservations are mandatory 2-3 weeks ahead, on CERN's website. The tour is free and very interesting. There is a tram going from the central station to CERN's HQ outside the city - the... More 

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