CERNsational

CERN Globe and exhibits *

One of the places I visited while in Geneva was the intriguing CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research). Having read about the “apocalyptic” work being done here (of the black holes that will devour us), anti-matter production and of course Dan Brown’s Angel and Demons, it was one of the must-visits on my list.

CERN is located in the Genevan suburbs, at the Franco-Swiss border near the foothills of the Jura mountains. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the machine which is the heart of the Big Bang experiment, sits 100 metres below the earth. Here scientists are trying to unravel some of the fundamental mysteries of our existence. Intrigued? Read more about it in my science column for the school edition of the New Indian Express or click on the image below.

* (from top left: The Universe of Particles exhibition, entry in to the Particles exhibition, replica of the LHC, the first server machine of the WWW, Tram crossing the globe, the Globe that houses the Particles exhibition).

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