Monday, 17 March 2008

CERN open day

For the first and last time before the start-up of the LHC, CERN is inviting the public to go underground to visit the LHC. For those of you who have not already visited the LHC, this will be the last opportunity to see the world’s most powerful particle accelerator (27 km in circumference) before it goes into service during 2008.

The LHC will accelerate minute particles and collide them at the centre of four large detectors, ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb. This unique world-leading scientific tool will be visible at most of the access points in the Pays de Gex and Meyrin, nearby Geneva.

The event will take place on the Saturday 5 April for all members of the CERN personnel and their families, and on the Sunday 6 April for the general public.

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