Open day at CERN
The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, will open its doors to the public on 6 April.
Visitors will have a chance to visit CERN’s newest and largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), before it goes into operation later this year. It is the largest and most
complex in the world, installed in a 27 kilometre tunnel, 100 metres underground in the Swiss canton of Geneva and neighbouring France.
CERN will open all access points around the ring for visits underground, to the tunnel and the experiment caverns. On the surface, a wide-ranging programme will be on offer, allowing visitors
to learn about the physics for which this huge instrument is being installed, the technology underlying it, and applications in other fields.