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    I am visiting Switzerland later in the year, and I was wondering if anyone had been to CERN, and if so, would it be worth going out of my way to have a look around? - I am going to study Physics at University, and would like to have a look, but do you really get to see anything worthwhile?



    My short 2 pence. For the record I'm a PhD student working there on accelerator physics. Spend in total about 5 months here.

    Short answer, depends what you want to see? Given that the LHC is up and running now, you can't go and see any of the major experiments or the tunnels. But you might get shown some of the LINACs and the low energy rings. The globe is interesting, but again it depends on what exhibitions are going on there when you go.

    I can't really say for the non-physicist how interesting it may be to be honest, I'm here for the big magnets and stupidly hard maths .

    If you like big machines and really enthusiastic tour guides... well its probably your thing .
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