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Physics Students have an Experience of a Lifetime at CERN

Last Thursday at 2am in the morning 12 students, Miss Birch (Head of Science) and Mrs Rawlins (Leader of Careers) set off on a 3 day trip to Geneva.

The highlight of this was a trip to CERN, site of the Large Hadron Collider which is the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator. Students had a lecture from a CERN particle physics professor who explained what the Hadron Collider does in a very accessible way. They then had a visit to the control room of the experiment which discovered the Higgs Boson guided by a specialist who works on the detector.

Students then travelled into France to discover how CERN manages to manufacture and control the beams of protons which they collide.

All students returned to President Kennedy School very tired but having had the physics experience of a lifetime.