Steiner School Kings Langley Students visit CERN
9:54am Tuesday 18th March 2014 in Your Contributions
From the 9th to 11th March 14 students from the Rudolf Steiner School Kings Langley and 16 students from Michael Hall (another Steiner school in Sussex) went on a trip to CERN in Geneva. CERN is the leading particle Physics research centre in the world. The pupils had a chance to see some of the experiments carried out there first hand, and to talk to the Scientists, technicians and engineers who make it happen. The trip included a chance to see the beautiful city of Geneva, visit the Geneva car show, visit the chemistry and Physics departments of the University of Geneva, visit the CERNs museums and the highlight of the trip, the tour of CERN.
The tour took four hours. It included an introductory lecture, a visit to the cryogenic testing facility where the giant magnets used in the large hadron collider (LHC) are tested. We then had a visit to CMS, one of the experiment sites. We were lucky that the experiment was not running as it enabled us to travel 100 metres underground and look at the huge particle detector they have assembled down there in a cavern. The trip was a huge success and enjoyed by all.