Students of Physics visited the CERN in Geneva
Last week some of our G12 and G11 physics students visited CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research), in Geneva, Switzerland. The main research at CERN is on particle physics, which is the topic that deals with the fundamental particles in the universe and the standard model. Students attended a seminar about the history of CERN and their recent research works. They received also an explanation about Higgs Boson particle and how it was discovered. Students also visited the first particle accelerator, the synchrocyclotron, which is no longer in use. Students visited the Atlas detector offices and watched a 3D movie about detection of particles and visited the computer room where scientists keep track of the detector's functioning.
CERN is made possible by the collaboration between many people (including researchers, engineers, computer technicians, lawyers, etc…) from the 22 different member countries, which emphasizes the importance of bringing together diverse talents and multicultural backgrounds