CERN, Geneva, Switzer­land

HWM (Malaysia) - - GO - by Alvin Soon

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.

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