Physics students from Stockton Sixth Form and Grangefield Academy recently visited CERN in Geneva, the European Centre for Nuclear Research.
The trip was partly funded by The Ogden Trust, a charity which promotes physics education across the country.
These students had a guided tour of several of CERN’s facilities including the impressive data centre and the dark matter laboratory where cutting edge experiments take place on a daily basis. They were given, during the visit, a rare chance to see what physicists, computer scientists and engineers who work in this field do for a living.
Not only will it support their physics studies but trips like these inspire students to follow careers in science and engineering and, as a bonus, while there we had the chance to explore Geneva, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.
Dave Drumm Physics Department