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Chester

Hi everyone. Heading to Geneva in a few weeks and really looking forward to going to CERN but I was wondering do you actually get to see the LHC when you visit (the exhibits and/or tour). From what I have read it suggests you don't but I find that hard to believe.

over a year ago Answer

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Geneva, Switzerland
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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 ago. The crowd was so large that it took hours to reach the accelerator.

over a year ago
Marina del Rey, California
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I have the same concern for an upcoming visit. I'm doing it on my own this time. I did tour the "tunnel" with Insight Tours. It included a cruise with great speakers every night - all science related - so not being a big fan of cruising was not an issue. The whole trip with Insight Tours was excellent. I found them in scientific american magazine, If you don't get the tunnel tour, check out Insight Tours. Good Luck.

over a year ago
Norwich
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unfortunately you only see the parts of the building without scientists.

you do see lots of very interesting things.

the 'garden' with pieces of old equipment erected as statues was especially interesting.

I really enjoyed my time at Cern, and hope you do too!

over a year ago
Wroclaw, Poland
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Hello, unfortunately, we couldn't see it. There's a chance you can see the LHC, however I'm not sure whether it's because of timing (year/month etc) or whether there's any other reason for allowing tours to visit LHC. Still, even without LHC on a tour, I recommend visiting CERN.

over a year ago
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