­­­­­­­­­­­­­CERN Trip - Geneva, Switzerland –  21 -23 March 2017

From 21 - 23 March students from Bentley Wood will be going on a Physics educational trip to CERN, birthplace of the World Wide Web and home of the world’s largest particle accelerator.

Student will be staying for two nights at the Geneva Youth Hostel. We will also have a tour of CERN including lectures and workshops. Students will have access to areas which the general public never get to see making this a once in lifetime opportunity for anyone with an interest in Physics. Whilst in Geneva we will also have a tour of the city, a trip to the UN and a boat trip on Lake Geneva.


At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. The particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature.

The instruments used at CERN are purpose-built particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before the beams are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions.

Founded in 1954, the CERN laboratory sits astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. It was one of Europe's first joint ventures and now has 21 member states.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world's largest and most powerful particle collider, the largest, most complex experimental facility ever built, and the largest single machine in the world.

It was built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) between 1998 and 2008 in collaboration with over 10,000 scientists and engineers from over 100 countries, as well as hundreds of universities and laboratories. It lies in a tunnel 27 kilometres (17 mi) in circumference, as deep as 175 metres (574 ft) beneath the France–Switzerland border near Geneva, Switzerland.

Please view the daily BLOGS of this exciting trip


CERN TRIP - Tuesday 21st March

CERN Trip - Wednesday 22 March

CERN Trip - Thursday 23 March