CERN: Geneva and the experiments changing our understanding of the world - SECOND DEPARTURE

27 August 2018 to 31 August 2018
From £1,995
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Join experimental particle physicist Professor Ian Shipsey on a visit to Geneva to explore fundamental questions about the structure of our universe. Enjoy a private visit to CERN, home to the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments including the Large Hadron Collider. Here, physicists are conducting ground-breaking research into dark matter and subatomic particles, with consequences which could forever change our understanding of our existence. While in Geneva, there will also be time to explore some key city sights as well as visiting the ISDC Data Centre to learn about the fascinating field of observational astrophysics.


  • Discuss complex questions about the universe and the matter of which it is made during a private visit to CERN
  • Gain special insights from Professor Ian Shipsey who has conducted research using the LHC at CERN
  • Travel to nearby Versoix and the ISDC Data Centre for Astrophysics and Astronomical Observatory to learn about High Energy Astrophysics and Young Stars
  • Enjoy lakeside Geneva with a walking tour of the old town and visit the beautiful Art Deco Palais des Nations, Europe’s UN headquarters
  • Discover the Bibliotheca Bodmeriana, one of the most important private libraries in the world, containing some of the oldest papyri from the New Testament

Trip scholar

Professor Ian Shipsey, Professor of Experimental Physics, University of Oxford

Booking details

Temple World
Tel: +44 (0) 208 940 4114

NB: Publically requested visits to CERN are free of charge, however this tour will give exclusive research insights as you will be guided by CERN member, Professor Ian Shipsey.

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