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SFX students visit CERN

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Before half term 16 Physics students travelled to Switzerland for a 3 day trip to visit Geneva. Students visited CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The name CERN is derived from the acronym for the French ‘Conseil EuropĂ©en pour la Recherche NuclĂ©aire’.
SFX students visit CERN
Highlights of the trip to CERN included an informative lecture about CERN and related Physics concepts, visiting two different areas on the site and being in the presence of a Nobel Prize winner! Mak, our guide, was very impressed with the students from SFX who dominated the lecture with questions and showed interest throughout the visit asking insightful questions and patiently listening to the answers. Students also enjoyed walking by the picturesque Lake Geneva, taking a boat trip and visiting the historical Old Town.
The trip can be encompassed by a quote from Einstein:
“Never regard study as a duty but as an enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later works belong.”