Midhurst Rother College students visit the Large Hadron Collider

Midhurst Rother College pupils at CERN with the Large Hadron Collider
Midhurst Rother College pupils at CERN with the Large Hadron Collider

STUDENTS from Midhurst Rother College had an exclusive tour of what is widely believed to be one of the great engineering milestones of mankind.

he Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and highest energy particle accelerator, was built in collaboration with more than 10,000 scientists and engineers from more than 100 countries and lies in a 17-mile tunnel as deep as 574 feet beneath the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva, Switzerland.

‘Astounding’ was the resounding reaction from all 20 students who were lucky enough to visit the base 
at CERN.

They were treated to an inside track by former student Matt Coombes, who is on secondment there while studying for his PhD.

The group met CERN’s research scientists and were allowed an exclusive peek behind the scenes with Matt. This unique experience is one sixth former Catriona Gibbon will never forget...

“The trip was awe-inspiring,” she said, “one I never dreamed I’d have the opportunity to take.

“The How Science Works exhibition was incredible and we felt particularly privileged to 
have our special guide.”