Students of the Freies Gymnasium Bern (FGB) with focus on mathematics and physics visited the European particle physics laboratory CERN in Geneva on 24 April.
There they were introduced to the world of particle physics by Bern University lecturer and CERN researcher Hans Peter Beck during a day. The visit was initiated by Peter Abegglen, physics teacher at the FGB. We accompanied the class during their visit and found that when CERN scientists explore the basics of matter, they often use the knowledge that has been taught in high-school physics lessons. A visit to CERN thus draws a direct link from teaching to the current cutting-edge physical research. The Berne students' visit is therefore recommended for imitation.
Author: Benedikt Vogel
Interested teachers who wish to attend CERN with their class should contact CERN Visits Service:
Phone: +41 / 22 / 767 – 8484.