WHERE SCIENCE HAPPENS
CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
CERN, short for ‘ Conseil Européen pour la
Recherche Nucléaire’ (European Council for Nuclear Research), is best known today as the site of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). But CERN is also the birthplace of the World Wide Web, as well as a place you can visit.
Located on both sides of the French-Swiss border, you can book a tour either as an individual or a group. If you can’t snag a ticket, you can still visit the Globe of Science and Innovation and the Microcosm museums on site.
The tour, unfortunately, doesn’t normally include a visit to the LHC, because of the radiation levels. However, CERN has held ‘open days’ in the past, where visitors have a short window of time to visit the LHC, so keep a look out if you’re planning a visit.