Bolton School Senior Girls

Live Link with CERN

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The Girls’ Division hosted a live webcast to CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, enabling pupils to speak to Mick Storr, CERN’s Education Programme Manager. Mick gave a short presentation about the work done at CERN, explaining that the organisation exists to push forward boundaries of knowledge, develop new technology, train scientists and engineers, and unite people from different countries and cultures. He also said that CERN works for the whole of humanity.

Mick discussed some of the projects that CERN is currently working on and mentioned a few innovations that have been made as a result of research done there. It was particularly interesting to learn more about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which he described as a kind of microscope: a way of looking at the very smallest particles that make up the universe, so that scientists can begin to answer questions about where humanity comes from and where we are going.

There followed a question and answer session with Mick and some of the scientists. The CERN team made links to a variety of subjects. For instance, they highlighted the need for scientists at CERN to be bilingual and the importance of creativity.

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