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CERN Univers de particules

Route de Meyrin, Geneva 1217, Switzerland
+41 22 767 76 76
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We just visited the visitor's centre, which is free. There were engaging films which used all... read more

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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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Route de Meyrin, Geneva 1217, Switzerland
+41 22 767 76 76

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We just visited the visitor's centre, which is free. There were engaging films which used all space, comfortable pods where you can sit and listen to stories about mass, secret dimensions, and the Higgs boson particle. A highlight was accidental when we asked a guide...More

Thank Jean762014
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Actually it is the coldest! Boring scientific fact but it is colder than the average temperature of the universe. Even if just to see the free visitors centre, it is worth the trip. Take the number 18 tram from Cornavin Station.

Thank MohamedFayaz
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent place to discover the meanings and activities of Neurons, Protons Electrons and Quarks and their roles in the Big Bang theory. All this is demonstrated through explanations and demonstrations of the LHC (Large Hadon Collider) which causes Electrons and Protons to...More

Thank Jean H K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour here was performed by a scientist working at CERN, rather than a designated tour guide. I realise that this is to keep the tour free (and therefore accessible), but I also found (as a physicist myself) that this made the tour much more...More

Thank Niamh O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my one 'must see' while staying for 2 days in Geneva, and was easily found by taking tram 18 from near the hotel located by the airport. There are a couple of free exhibits to see when you arrive, but to my dismay...More

Thank Rangierover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did not do the group tour - there was already a waiting list with 8 people ahead of me. Still worth the visit...it's free and you can see 2 exhibitions. 1. How CERN operates & what it does 2. Universe of Particles exhibit -...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I agree with the previous reviewer who said it was boring beyond belief. I studied physics but the guide's accent made it almost impossible to detect which technical words he was saying. It's obviously a highly technical subject and so following it in perfect English...More

Thank Warrington_UKVicky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had got train from Geneva, quick and easy to get to! Had tried on a few occasions to book a tour but was unsuccessful, think you can book no more than 2 weeks in advance through their website and I kept missing slots :-(...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took 3 attempts to book a tour of this place and it was so worth it. I've always wanted to see CERN and learn more about it and the tour offers just that with a working member of the CERN team (a physicist/scientist who works...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were excited to visit CERN's laboratories near Geneva. I was glad we were able to get tickets. Our guide, a physicist, was very informative. At a certain point she did get into some deep physics information that went completely over my head. But alas,...More

Thank KevinAJKline
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17 August 2017|
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Response from SighSpy | Reviewed this property |
no need to book this tour... you can go there taking the route 14 tram / bus and just walk in...
15 May 2017|
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Response from Daniel P | Reviewed this property |
It is exceptional that the LHC can be seen directly. When the LHC is operating humans must stay far away because radiation is too high nearby. I have visited the LHC in the tunnel during an open day week end a few years... More