Tag: <span>visit</span>

CERN visit Sept 2013 - Day 3

The final day of our visit began with a visit to SM18 - the magnetic dipole manufacture and test facility. The 27 km long LHC ring at CERN is made up from over 1200 individual dipoles. Every dipole section contains the two proton beams, each of which is surrounded by super-conducting magnets used to change...


CERN Visit Sept 2013 - Day 2

After a comfortable night in the CERN hostel, our group breakfasted at Restaurant 1 before meeting with Dr Andy Buckley a researcher from the University of Glasgow, working on the ATLAS experiment at the LHC. Andy gave us an overview of how the collisions between the high energy protons in the LHC give rise to other...


CERN Visit Sept 2013 - Day 1

Back in June I was offered an excellent opportunity by Rebecca Crawford who works at Glasgow University with the Science Connects/STEM Ambassadors and Glasgow Science Festival teams. She asked if I'd like to join her with a group of pupils from across the west of Scotland on an all expenses paid visit to CERN in Geneva. The students...