Senior Physicists Visit the LHC

This half term, motivated by promises of particle physics and chocolate, a group of VII and VIII visited Geneva. The trip included tours of the Red Cross Museum, the United Nations and the Nestlé chocolate factory. However, the highlight of the trip was visiting the LHC, where we saw two exhibitions on the achievements of CERN. The LHC proton beam is currently being upgraded so that it can reach even higher energies. This experiment aims to find the reasons for the prevalence of matter over antimatter in the universe. It was fascinating to speak to leading researchers, and now we all want to become particle physicists (or chocolatiers).  


Emma Turtelboom and Alex Power VIII