LIYSF 2019: Day 20

Visiting CERN was more exceptional than I had ever imagined. Thousands of physicists from all over the world analyse the collisions that take part in the organisation’s extensive network of accelerators.

Within the Antimatter Factory, the antiproton deceleration ring ELENA (Extra Low Energy Antiproton) produces beams of antiprotons, which are then trapped and studied.

The LHC (Large Hadron Collider) is the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world. It felt surreal to actually stand beside it.

Exploring the city of Geneva included visiting some authentic Swiss chocolate shops, and finally walking along the water to see the famous fountain.


Isabelle St-Martin

August 12 2019