CERN Trip 2018

In April 2018, 24 of our Sixth Form chemists and physicists embarked on a Swiss adventure, which would take in a tour of the Palais des Nations and CERN and also a boat trip on Lake Leman.  

When we visited CERN a short lecture informed us about its history. We went to the building with the control room for the ATLAS detector and discovered how the collision of protons is used to study fundamental particles. Our students had the opportunity to talk to an academic from the University of Birmingham and two of his research group about their work.  

The trip sparked such interest that the students were still discussing the imbalance of matter and antimatter on the tram as we returned to the hotel in Geneva.