Axe Valley Academy

Scientific Sixth Form Students had an “awe inspiring time” on a recent trip to Geneva

 

A group of Scientific Sixth Form Students had an “awe inspiring time” on a recent trip to Geneva.  The students from The Axe Valley Community College were there to visit and learn about the world’s largest particle accelerator, namely the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN (European Centre for Nuclear Research). Their first stop was 8km away from the main site, the control room for an experiment that was mounted on the international space station (The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer). One of the workers was in contact with NASA and they watched some live feed from the space station of routine work going on. Next stop, the LHC, as it was currently closed down for planned upgrades, students and teachers were fortunate to be able to go underground to see one of the four massive detectors. Their guide was a young PhD student who is currently working on superstring theory; so she knew the answers to any “off script” questions which was excellent!

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