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Steph Hills and Giulia Locati are looking forward to welcoming you to the UK’s national laboratory for particle physics, CERN!


Please note this safety notice:

For safety reasons, closed, flat or block-heeled shoes are required for the site visits (duckboard); access to radiation-controlled areas is forbidden to pregnant women. We will be walking between facilities; if you have any mobility issues or any other questions/concerns, please contact 


For practical information about the visit (public transport, accommodation, meals, WiFi instructions...) see the attached PDF. 

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  • Wednesday, November 2
    • 12:30 PM 1:15 PM
      Meet and greet with STFC Apprentices at CERN Reception & lunch 45m
    • 1:15 PM 1:45 PM
      Introduction to CERN and visit to SC (Synchrocyclotron)
      Convener: Stephanie Hills (STFC - Rutherford Appleton Lab. (GB))
    • 1:45 PM 2:45 PM
      Walk and visit to ISOLDE
      Convener: Bruce Marsh (CERN)
    • 2:45 PM 3:45 PM
      Walk and visit to Data Centre
      Convener: Tim Smith (CERN)
    • 3:45 PM 5:00 PM
      Transport and visit to B180 and SMI2 (Magnet Assembly)
      Conveners: Graeme Barlow (CERN) , Tavis Alexander Bampton (CERN)
    • 5:00 PM 5:20 PM
      Return to Main Building to collect bags and transport arranged to hotel
    • 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
      Dinner at O'Brasseur, St. Genis-Pouilly 2h
  • Thursday, November 3
    • 8:40 AM 9:00 AM
      Transport arranged from hotel to CCC, with bag drop-off at Steph's office
    • 9:00 AM 9:45 AM
      Visit to CCC (Cern Control Centre)
      Convener: Simon Albright (CERN)
    • 9:45 AM 11:00 AM
      Transport and visit to LHCb
      Convener: Paula Collins (CERN)
    • 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
      Transport and visit to AD (AntiMatter Factory)
      Convener: Danielle Louise Hodgkinson (University of Manchester (GB))
    • 12:00 PM 2:00 PM
      Transport to Meyrin site and lunch + Self-guided tour to the Globe and gift shop 2h
    • 2:00 PM 4:00 PM
      Meet the Technicians
    • 4:00 PM 4:30 PM
      Public transport to Geneva / airport 30m