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  • Day2


    January 9, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 1 °C

    Visited the scientific wonder that is CERN, really fascinating museum that explained all about the work that is done here, really interesting, but went right over my head haha!

  • Day3

    Le CERN

    November 11, 2019 in Switzerland ⋅ ☁️ 7 °C

    Bon, voir où se passe la recherche nucléaire dans le monde, ça claque. Voir où a été découvert le boson de Higgs. Ça claque encore plus. Voir où se passe Anges ou Démons ça claque très bien.

  • Day15

    CERN the LHC and the UN

    July 10, 2017 in Switzerland ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Geneva is only a quick stop for us on our way to Italy. We have today to see as much as we can. First stop CERN. It is very difficult to get on a guided tour at CERN. They only have groups up to 24 people with 12 pre-booked 15 days before the tour and the remaining 12 just 3 days before. The booking site opens at 8.30am Geneva time and books very fast. One of the times I tried, it was booked in less than a minute. It would almost be easier to develop the Grand Unified Theory of Partical Physics, seriously. So just the static tours for us, which as it turned out were more than enough for our non physicist minds to deal with. Once you ramp up the grey matter a notch or two, you start to appreciate this place and all that you are looking at. In a sentence, this place is cool to visit. The engineering let alone the science is amazing. Completely the opposite approach to understanding, well everything compared to religion. Also provides perspective on why most adopt religion over science because the science is oh so complicated. Anyway a couple of hours flew here and I could have stayed a couple more.

    Another tram ride to the opposite end of the city but still only about a 30 min. ride to visit the UN. This wasn't part of our original plans but worth the visit just the same. We got a brief history of how the UN was created after the failure of the League of Nations with the start of WW2. a tour of the building and various UN conference halls and the process of how they work. I did learn some things and got a more appreciable view of just what the UN does and achieves. Most have a perspective that it is a toothless tiger but its charter is not about a strong arm but a diplomatic one. Lots of good and goodwill from all over the world happens here.

    We also visited Lake Geneva and got caught in the rain. Ate at a couple of traditional Swiss restaurants and realised I have been trying different beers as we have been traveling. I am taking pics of the ones I like. Thought about buying a watch here. Watches everywhere in Geneva, even a watch museum. Too many options though and a little research informs you, probably about the worst and most expensive place to buy a watch. Time to move on.
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Meyrin, ميرين, میرن, Mêrin, メイラン, 1217, Мерен, 梅兰