Students reach for the stars with visit to CERN

TEN Mossley Hollins High School science students travelled to CERN in Switzerland to see the types of research that the home of particle physics is currently carrying out.

The students were given talks by CERN physicists on a variety of topics and had opportunity to see the inner workings of the Large Hadron Collider.

Students were shown the data that proved existence of the famous Higgs Boson particle and given the opportunity to ask questions on discoveries.

While at CERN, the students visited the NASA control centre that oversees experiments on the international space centre, looking at the existence of dark matter in space.

Students also had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture of Switzerland, visiting a fondue restaurant and learning about the history of Geneva on a walking tour.

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