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September Highlights; Semaine du Gout, Desalpes, CERN open days

September 17, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

There are plenty of activities in and around Geneva over the next few weeks. Don’t Miss*; Semaine du Gout*; Food and wine events throughout the region; 12 – 22 September; 48 restaurants are taking part in the festival of Taste. Carouge is one of the several venues where you can taste locally sourced ingredients and creative cooking. Check out the programme and the venues at www.gout.ch Desalpes de St Cergues* September 28th, 2013 Desalpes – The return of the cattle from the alpine pastures is celebrated in St Cergues on September 28. The festive alpine procession always takes place on the last Saturday in September and is a colorful living tradition and authentic custom. Processions, Food, Music and Alpine traditions! www.st-cergue-tourisme.ch/en/actualite/coups-de-coeur/alpine-cattle-descent-in-st-cergue-1256-34531 CERN open weekend – September 28 and 29*   CERN are expecting up to 50,000 visitors per day over the course of this weekend. CERN is the largest physics particle laboratory in the world. Visitors will have a chance to meet Cern’s researchers, engineers and technicians; explore the laboratories, visit technical halls, see experiments and accelerators. The visits above ground are free. Underground, visitors will get to see the LHC – the world’s largest accelerator. The Open Days have […]

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R & amp; R for the LHC

March 03, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

Having completely failed to create a black hole and kill us all, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN is entering the end of its first month of down time. One of the largest experimental facilities of all time, the project at CERN is the work of a collaboration of over 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries. It has been a busy 5 years at CERN. The collider took 10 years to build, from 1998 to 2008 and it was first activated on the 10th of September 2008. The huge piece of equipment is designed to “speed up and increase the energy of a beam of particles by generating electric fields that accelerate the particles, and magnetic fields that steer and focus them. ”It will now be turned off for maintenance until 2015. The 27 kilometre tunnel under Geneva which also crosses into and under France was originally part of a big controversy due to fears that the colliding particles would cause a black hole to form in the tunnel, which needless to say wouldn’t be the best start to the week. Since it first opened, it has had its problems but also huge successes; just 9 days after it first […]

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Raspberry Pi

November 12, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

When you see the latest James bond film, the young Q flawlessly uses computer codes, but where do most kids learn how to use a computer? The Raspberry Pi foundation, which started in the United Kingdom, asked just this question. How are children meant to learn how to code computers when the equipment and education in schools is not up to the job? They came to CERN to show us their solution. The fix has become known as “Raspberry Pi”. It is a small circuit board just bigger than a credit-card and costs around CHF 23.- or US$25. To run it, all you need is an old keyboard and some cables. At CERN, the Raspberry Pi foundation set up a number of their inventions and invited a group of 6 and 7 year olds from Geneva to come and try them out. The aim was to use the Linux platform (for those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, Linux is a computer operating system that runs 90% of the world’s fastest super computers) to programme a computerised cat.  Using the Raspberry Pi circuit board, the children were told that they could make the cat move across the screen. […]

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Explore the “Universe of Particles” and “Microcosm” Exhibitions at CERN

November 12, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

If you like physics and the mysteries of the Universe, CERN offers the public the opportunity to explore two permanent exhibitions: Universe of Particles is the new exhibition installed in the Globe of Science and Innovation at CERN. The Globe is 27 metres high and 40 metres in diameter, it’s about the size of the dome of Saint Peter’s in Rome! A unique visual landmark by day and by night, the Globe of Science and Innovation is a symbol of Planet Earth. Universe of Particles exhibition is dedicated to CERN main missions and it allows the visitor to explore the world of particles in a unique and spectacular ambiance. The entire Universe is made up of particles. But where do they come from? What laws govern their behaviour? The purpose of the Universe of particles exhibition is for visitors to confront these great questions. The exhibition’s innovative design shows us the fascinating world of particles, from the infinitesimally large to the infinitesimally small, from the Big Bang to the present day. The astonishing environment was created to force visitors to abandon conventional ideas and contemplate a field of research beyond their common experience. The second permanent exhibition called Microcosm offers […]

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