Radiating enthusiasm after nuclear centre trip

Radiating enthusiasm after nuclear centre trip

A group of students from Central Sussex College visited the swiss HQ of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research — home of the Large Hadron Collider.

BTec science, geography, biology, chemistry, physics and maths students learned about particle physics and electromagnetism at the centre, in Geneva, which is often referred to as the “largest physics lab in the world”.

Student Alice Sayers, aged 19, said: “We were impressed by the Universe of Particles — an exhibition [at the site] within a spherical building, built from recycled materials. Everything inside was spherical, and the pod-like chairs had speakers inside that explained particle physics.”

The learners also visited the nearby United Nations offices and took a boat trip on Lake Geneva.

Cap: Central Sussex College students outside the Universe of Particles exhibition centre. Inset left: Students and college staff inside the European Organisation for Nuclear Research

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