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CERN Univers de particules

Route de Meyrin, Geneva 1217, Switzerland
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Nice place to visit if you are passing by

As we were driving from Reims to Chamonix, we decided to have a stopover. As we arrived late, we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
qmail367
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Harrow, United Kingdom
Amazing

I went here on a visit with the physic society. Can't begin to explain how good it was. We got to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
miamoray2016
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Moray, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

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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Reviewed 4 days ago

I went here on a visit with the physic society. Can't begin to explain how good it was. We got to see the antimatter factory and it was absolutely mind blowing. If your interested in physics or Cern in general I would 100% recommend visiting...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with my science nerd husband. I am not in the least scientifically minded so I didn’t have high expectations but wow!! I was so pleasantly surprised! We were lucky enough to get a spot on the guided tour. It was lead by a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place to realise the greatness of Science...even if you are just a fellow person, you will feel goosebumps to see model collision between atomic particles...and it will be more when you realise that you are just 100 ft above the actual scientific research is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Universe of Particle exhibition is stunning! We also booked the CERN tour and it was just amazing - well worth doing. It's free but needs to be booked online. Some spaces are kept behind until 3 days before visiting but they get booked within...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wish I'd had a couple more hours to spend here. I didn't get a chance to visit the Globe but I spent over an hour exploring the Microcosm exhibition, which explained CERN's work through images, light animations and clear explanations. I then spent about...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are curious about the small particles and fundamental physics you should visit CERN. Our group is really satisfied from the visit. We planned it well in advance because the slots are not so much. If you can ask for a guide ask for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did the exhibition in CERN during my short stay in Geneva and absolutely loved it. We had no guide and just did it by ourselves. Even if I knew nothing about nothing before, the exhibition is very well done and I understood a lot and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anyone who loves science and happens to be visiting Geneva must make sure to visit CERN. It is easily accessible from Geneva centre however make sure to plan ahead and place a reservation online through their website if you plan to join their guided tours....More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Great tour of the facility! The reserved tour included a few enhanced videos, the control room, and the first synchrocyclotron at CERN. Just be sure to book in advance on their website.

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dkotlaja
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...
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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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