St Paul’s at CERN

November 1, 2016

Cheese, chocolate and particle physics;  it doesn’t get better than that. A group of VII and VIII discovered this in Switzerland during half term. The highlight of the trip was, of course, the day at CERN, where we looked around two museums and had a guided tour of CERN’s first particle accelerator, the Synchrocyclotron, and the superconducting magnet test facility by a CERN physicist. The rest of the trip was spent visiting the cheese factory in Gruyere and afterwards getting massive pots of fondue in the old medieval town centre; visiting the UN headquarters and Red Cross museum and visiting the Favarger chocolate factory, where we were able to go onto the factory floor and see the chocolate being produced.

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