A delegation of the IEEE Student Branch JKU Linz was part of this ‘big bunch’ from the 27th to the 29th September. The extremely patient and competent leadership of the former CERN physician Peter Schmid – whom the Student Branch met through Johannes Lettner – made it possible for 48 members of the Student Branch JKU Linz, to dive into the wonderful world of particle physics. The excursion was financially supported by the JKU.

CERN is the European Organization for Nuclear Research and is based in the northwest suburbs of Geneva on the Franco – Swiss border. Today, our understanding of matter goes much deeper than the nucleus, and CERN’s main area of research is particle physics – the study of the fundamental constituents of matter and the forces acting between them.

A delegation of the IEEE Student Branch JKU Linz was part of this ‘big bunch’ from the 27th to the 29th September. The extremely patient and competent leadership of the former CERN physician Peter Schmid – whom the Student Branch met through Johannes Lettner – made it possible for 48 members of the Student Branch JKU Linz, to dive into the wonderful world of particle physics. The excursion was financially supported by the JKU.

They visiting-program was very rich with the ATLAS- and the LHCb – Detector, the computer center, the magnet production hall, the Microcosm Globe and many more. The magic of this place was amazing and simply electrifying.

The last exciting point in the excursion was the visit of the second most populous city in Switzerland, Geneva. Geneva is a global city, a financial centre, and worldwide centre for diplomacy and the most important place for headquarters of many agencies of the United Nations, the Red Cross and numerous international organizations.

Maybe in two years another delegation makes a Revival of “IEEE Student Branch JKU Linz goes CERN”.