Science students visit CERN
A group of 50 students reading for various degrees at the Faculty of Science recently visited CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment, which is currently breaking barriers in its attempt to uncover the origins of the universe.
The five-day educational visit organised by the Science Students’ Society (S-Cubed) also included a day trip to Technorama, an interactive science centre full of exhibits and demonstrations encompassing a wide spectrum of fields, designed to teach science in a fun and informal way while providing great entertainment for all ages.
The students also visited the salt mines of Bex for a two-hour tour deep beneath the ground, where they learnt about this precious resource. They were also able to appreciate the beauty of the Rhine falls.
Nicholas Aquilina, a Maltese student at CERN accompanied the group on the tour.