Our Sixth Form College scientists are this week visiting the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN).
Our Head of Physics visited CERN as an undergraduate as part of his final dissertation, giving him the idea to organise trips for the Mount’s College scientists. He says it is “an opportunity to see modern day physics at work, to see modern equipment at work and to converse with researchers who are at the cutting edge of major developments.” The experience will also give our students an understanding of the number of different countries and ethnicities represented through the scientists working at CERN.
This week the group will also visit the United Nations and take in some Swiss culture and architecture in Geneva. We look forward to hearing all about it when they get back!