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CERN Univers de particules

Route de Meyrin, Geneva 1217, Switzerland
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Great place to see technological history up close

This is the same organization that innovated the internet. But they are more famous for the Big... read more

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Winston D
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Daly City, California
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I Feel Smarter

Just used our free bus pass and rode the tram to the end of the line. What a great way to spend an... read more

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961daleh
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Kindersley, Saskatchewan
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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
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This is the same organization that innovated the internet. But they are more famous for the Big Bang Theory and the origin story of the universe. It doesn't matter if you know nothing about science. You will leave here smarter than you entered and more...More

Thank Winston D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just used our free bus pass and rode the tram to the end of the line. What a great way to spend an afternoon. So interesting to watch particles arriving right in front of you.

Thank 961daleh
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It‘s a interesting place to explore. Got there by tram no.18 from Cornavin ( main railway station ). Closed on Sundays.

Thank Denis L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is definitely a dream come true for me to get there. Commute to there takes about 20 minutes from downtown Geneva, tram #18. The guided tour needed to be signed up 15 days before and it usually goes quickly. But even if you cannot...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't get to go into the tunnel as the particle accelerator was in operation during our trip so there's no access during those times. Try to time your visit when they are doing maintenance and allow tours into the actual tunnel-I think the visit...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To know how the universe is created, this particle physics research center is one of its kind right at the border of Switzerland and France. It is a place for the theoretical physicist, scientists working in the field of magnets, vacuum technology, astronomy. and other...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like physics and research this is a pace to visit! Well organized and includes a good overview of the history of the place.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't book in advance, so I can just go to their permanent exhibits.. The macrocosmos and the universe of particle. The main reception is easily accessible by tram.. I'm not so much into physics, but the technology in this place.. Amazing!! Don't forget to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So getting this tour was no easy feat from the US. Lots of planning and calendaring took place. When I finally booked this I did go a bit nerd and started to read up on the newest in particle physics, string theory, and astrophysics. First—Don’t...More

Thank Ryan B
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

As we were driving from Reims to Chamonix, we decided to have a stopover. As we arrived late, we were not able to enter the building but managed to park in the Park and Ride car park (free) and had few nice pictures taken next...More

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dkotlaja
17 August 2017|
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Response from 12Pud | Reviewed this property |
Google CERN & all information is there. You can book a visit 15 or 3 days before you want to go but you have to do this at 8.30 am Geneva time & places seem to fill within 2 mins. However there are 2 exhibitions that don't... More
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Lostobsessed
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
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