Visit CERN: The world's largest particle physics laboratory is open for visitors in Geneva Switzerland
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Universe of Particles
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, currently being explored by the CERN via the LHC and other
The exhibition's innovative design plunges the visitor into the fascinating world of particles, from the infinitesimally large to the infinitesimally
small, from the Big Bang to the present day. The bewildering environment is designed to force visitors to abandon conventional ideas and contemplate a
field of research beyond their common experience.
They will traverse luminous spheres representing the Universe of particles, each one containing an interactive kiosk illustrating CERN's quest for knowledge and recounting the international cooperation and technological advances which underpin this incredible research venture. At regular intervals, spectacular video shows recount the history of the Universe.
Exhibitions - Microcosm
From the infinitely large to the infinitesimally small, Microcosm will give you the key to understanding the secrets of matter.
Cosmic rays, antiprotons, quarks and gluons are just some of the phenomena awaiting you at Microcosm.
Through multimedia exhibits, actual machines, games and experiments, you will discover the amazing "CERN adventure":
How do the accelerators recreate the conditions at the beginning of the universe? Why do we need immense particle detectors to study the tiniest
constituents of matter? And how do thousands of scientists work together all over the world to uncover the secrets of new particles?
The tour offers an introduction to CERN, allowing visitors to discover the history of the Laboratory and the latest scientific developments. The tour consists of a visit to a historic area of CERN and to the operations centre of one of the experiments. Immersive audio-visual presentations complement the information provided by the tour guide. The tour is in English or French and lasts around two hours.
Please note that this tour does not include an underground visit.
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Updated: January 22, 2017