At the end of June 2017, a group of Year 12 Physics students embarked on a trip to Geneva. This was to see CERN, the largest LHC (Large Hadron Collider) in the world, known to many because of its discovery of the Higgs Boson in 2012 and its ground-breaking research in particle Physics. The trip was not only about Physics though. Whilst there, we went on a boat trip around Lake Geneva, took a cable car trip and – best of all – enjoyed a “Swiss Fondue” experience, which consisted of bowls and bowls of fondue, traditional Swiss music, and lots of failed attempts on the Swiss horns.
At CERN we spent the day touring the facilities, looking around the museums and listening to a talk by one of CERN’s leading researchers. I think I can speak for everyone when I say we had a great time in Geneva, and not even the most expensive coke bottles on the lake front could bring down our mood. Overall, we all learnt a lot from the visit and I would definitely recommend the trip to future young physicists at CRGS.