Day 19: Southward

Hello again, everybody! Today marked the 5th day of the CERN Programme, and our last bit of time in Paris. It was a short amount of time spent, as we wasted no time waiting and left for the train the moment breakfast was finished. We loaded our luggage onto the train, and quickly noticed the … Read more

Day 18: A Taste of Paris

Hello again! Another amazing day of tourism, this time with a little more flavor. Literally! Today began with the usual groggy wake up and a delicious baguette breakfast. We then left, taking the metro to the le tour Eiffel. It’s even more magnificent up close than from where we saw it before. Surrounding the tower, … Read more

Day 17: Art and Arc

Bonjour! Welcome back to the LIYSF / CERN blog! I think the entirety of the science done in Paris happened yesterday. Today was a day of tourism! Our first visit after breakfast was to the Louvre museum. Never had I ever really understood how many pieces of art and displays you could cram into one … Read more

Day 16: France with Friends

Hello everyone! Today marks day 2 of the CERN Programme. Today was our first full day in Paris. It started with breakfast in the hotel cafeteria. Nowadays it seems we have sliced baguettes with meat and cheese. The orange juice is truly magnificent, and is squeezed right in front of you when you dispense it. … Read more

Day 15: Extra Tears and Shifting Gears

Hello everyone. Day 15 of my excursion. Day 1 of the CERN programme. Just when you thought the tears were done. After I said my final goodbyes to my dorm room and wolfed down a quick breakfast, there were several students who had come to the bus stop to wish all of us going on … Read more

Day 14: LIYSFinale

Hello everyone and thank you for following the blog. Well, here I am at the end. Today is the final day of LIYSF and the final day of the most incredible two week adventure I have ever been on. Today started off with an event called the Participant’s Forum. Here, the students of LIYSF gathered … Read more

Day 13: Queendom and Phantom

Hello once again! Today, I’ve earned my place among the royals. Well not exactly, I went to Buckingham palace. And I couldn’t take any pictures or touch anything or sit on the throne or even meet the queen. Not only that but I didn’t see a single ham there, let alone a ham that was … Read more

Day 12: Tower, Thames, Tradition

And once more, hello! Today was such an incredible adventure filled with history, photographs, presentation, song and dance, and impulsive purchases. So let’s get started! The day began with a choice of amazing visits. Some went to the University of Oxford, others went to the University of Cambridge, while I went on the visit to … Read more

Day 11: Bits and Beits

Hello again, everyone! ( not that I know how many people “everyone” refers to, it could be just one, (hi mom) ) So, today started with another plenary lecture, this time delivered by Dr Evelyn Gitau. Dr Gitau’s lecture, titled “Investing in Youth to Secure Global Health for Our Future”, touched base on many of … Read more

Day 10: The Feeling of Flight

Hello audience! Wow, what a day. Whether it be literal flight, or a feeling of euphoria, everything today seemed to revolve around flight and weightlessness. Our day begins with the LIYSF Alumni specialist lectures. Today, I attended a lecture delivered by Dr Stephan Priebe, who spoke about aerodynamics, turbulent flow, and computational fluid dynamics. I … Read more