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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Erik S
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW 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 1 week 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 2 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 2 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing site that you hear very little about in America. Wonderful visit at the globe site as well as the museum across the street. The internet was discovered here. But its claim to fame is the immense collider used for atomic research.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a very interesting presentation here and short tour. I enjoyed the presentation greatly as this is my passion. The tour was ok but lacked the same enthusiasm.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if you weren't lucky to get an excursion on CERN territory, you can still attend this exposition, it is free and very informative, you'll learn how CERN is organized and how the collider works. It will take you about an hour to see everything. The interior is fascinating.

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