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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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Fascinating stuff and easy to understand.

Managed to get a space with a group of 4 friends onto the tour. Lasted about two hours and our tour covered the PS and Atlas, so sadly we didn't go underground. Very informative... read more

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The quest of the origin of the universe goes paradoxically through the understanding of the tiniest particles, which also requires (paradoxically) an enormous amount of energy. To that effect, the largest circular particles collider of 27 kilometers was built 130 feet underground between Switzerland and France in 2008 to understand and recreated a small scale black hole. The exhibition aims... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took the tour on 19.5.17 at 11am. As a science geek, I made a huge effort to book a tour in advance and succeeded. Unfortunately, my guide, who tried his best to explain, floaded us with excruciating technical details. He was clearly not trained for a job of explaining complex scientific principles to laypersons. I found it quite sad,... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Managed to get a space with a group of 4 friends onto the tour. Lasted about two hours and our tour covered the PS and Atlas, so sadly we didn't go underground. Very informative guide easy to understand and super interesting plus it's free. The two permanent exhibition on site were also great and do not require advanced booking. Seems... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Emm, do you know that CERN is? I would not say this is kind of funny tourists attraction like Eiffel Tower or White House. It is a research institute, with quite restricted access. Believe me.

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Bordeaux, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two museums on the CERN site both free this one and another all about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) construction and use. Try to see them both its wellworth it The Univers de Particules is well laid out and the film (French and English alternating) every 15 minutes is excellent lots of hands on exhibits. The LHC is... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

CERN is best reached by tram- number 18- which can be picked up at the railway station and along the route. It takes 25 minutes or so from the railway station. CERN has some good exhibits of its work all of which is free. Worth an hour or two's visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free! nice interactive exhibits--good for kids who like to touch things. A bit hard to understand, but they try to make it as simple as possible.

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

CRRN is the dream place for anyone with passion for physics. This is where one can review all the physics courses they've had throughout their studies, and develop a deeper comprehension of what they might have missed, thanks to the simple but clever models and illustrations..

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While I didn't understand certain parts, my budding physicist child had a fantastic time. Gift shop had some good books that, again, I don't understand, but, my child does!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Unfortunately I was not in the tour, but I saw two exhibitions - which are free! They are very interesting and understandable. Souvenirs are affordable. Definitely the best part of Geneva, that everyone would recommend!

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