Students enjoy eye-opening Geneva trip

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YOUNG scientists enjoyed a visit to a world renowned centre for particle physics during a trip to Switzerland.

The Year 13 physicist students from County Upper, in Bury, spent a day at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Geneva.

The centre is responsible for the Hadron Collidor, which is a particle accelerator that aims to shed further light on some unanswered questions in physics.

A spokeswoman for the school said: “All aspects of the visit were fascinating, especially seeing the surface installations and an accelerator.

“We thank Roger Rande, head of physics, for organising the visit and congratulate the students who he described as a pleasure to take.”

The group were also given a tour of Geneva, the UN building and the Red Cross museum during the trip.

A spokesman for the students said: “It was really amazing to see the complexity of all the different accelerators and how they are all connected to each other as well as seeing all the scientists with different cultural backgrounds.

“Collaboration is what science is all about and Geneva is a beautiful city.”