After being personally welcomed aboard their flight by the pilot, a short while later, a group of Sixth Form physicists arrived in Geneva. Their first stop was the Antimatter Factory, where the girls were shown a range of experiments investigating the properties and uses of antiprotons. This was followed by a visit to the S’Cool lab where the girls made cloud chambers to detect subatomic particles. The girls were shown the very first accelerator built at CERN, followed by a trip to see the Compact Muon Solenoid, one of four detectors of the LHC (Large Hadron Collider). A boat trip across Lake Geneva took the girls to the Cathedral in the Old Town as well as a visit to The Red Cross Museum and a spot of Christmas shopping. Taking advantage of the good weather on their final day, the girls walked along the lake to the Science Museum and took another boat trip. The trip was great fun and all in all, they determined that Physics really is fun.
Click here to read the full blog.Back to newsroom