Trip to CERN

Large Hadron ColliderI am so excited about this!

On Tuesday afternoon I fly out to Geneva to visit the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN).

This has come about because I wrote an article looking at some of the world-leading scentific research that was taking place at our universities in the city. It turned out the University of Birmingham was a team leader in the LHC project.

So I’m off to walk around a tunnel that is over 26km long… and I can’t wait!! If you’ve got any questions for the team out there, let me know and I’ll ask them.

If it’s a question related to physics, write it in the comments and I’ll print it off and hand it to them!

6 thoughts on “Trip to CERN

  1. Do they find it slightly churlting that the most famous thing to come out of CERN is the world wide web, rather than any of the physics?

    I, too, am wildly jealous.

  2. Walking around in the tunnel?! Surely they’ve got some funky golf-buggy things?!

    Jealous? Insanely so.

  3. Woo hoo! Off I go! I’ll tell you all about it on Thursday!
    (Yes, I know. I’m a lucky bugger.)

  4. Actually Cern is a world leader in discoveries regarding theoretical Physics, several Nobel Prize Winners.

    It’s just that the General Public simply have no Idea what Fundamental Particle research is.

    Though they know what Blogging is.

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