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Science students investigate the fabric of the universe!

Posted on: July 20th 2016

IMG 5372asmallA group of intrepid Year 9 and 10 science students have recently returned from a visit to Switzerland to investigate the fabric of the universe! Students had the chance to visit the world’s biggest science experiment, known as the Large Hadron Collider at Cern, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. As well as being the largest science experiment in the world, it is also the most expensive, costing £6 billion.

The Large Hadron Collider is designed to undertake experiments to provide answers to some of the most awe inspiring physics questions, such as: How did our Universe come to be the way it is?  What happened just after the Big Bang? Students had a guided tour around the site and were lucky enough to go 100 metres below ground to examine the compact muon solenoid detector. Talking about the visit, teacher and trip organiser, Mr Alistair Wright commented, “The highlight for many students included finding out about antimatter and meeting the supervisor who was in charge when a weasel shut the site down in April!”

In addition to visiting Cern, students visited the History of Science Museum, the Botanical Gardens, sampled a traditional Swiss fondue meal and took a boat tour on Lake Geneva.

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