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During half term 22 Sixth Form pupils visited CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider. With a circumference of 27km, CERN is the site of vast experiments with machines several stories high.
Pupils visited the CERN control centre to see how the superconducting magnets were made and tested followed by a visit to the ATLAS experiment, one of four major experiments that use the Large Hadron Collider. They had a chance to talk to several PhD and post-doctorate research students.
The trip finished in Geneva, sampling fondue and listening to Joseph Davies attempting to play the alphorn.
Charles Joyce (Lower Sixth, West) has produced a four minute video of the trip which is available to view on the School's YouTube channel.
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