GCA at CERN

Our third visit to CERN for sixth form scientists took place in February 2018.

Here's what Silvinho Cameron said about this year's visit:

‘During our tour, we saw the practical applications of studying minuscule particles. We were made aware of the extent of the largest science experiment on earth. Even at the cutting edge of physics research there are so many unanswered questions such as: "Are quarks and leptons the final fundamental particles?" and "Why do we only know three things about dark energy?".

‘I left with a new enthusiasm not just for science but also engineering and computer science (since most of CERN employees are engineers and computer scientists not physicists). I have a better appreciation of particle physics, electric fields and magnetic fields topics and this will allow me to perform better in my summer exams.’

Budding scientists and their parents are very welcome to come into school to find out more about the science curriculum and all the extra-curricular activities GCA's scientists enjoy. For a chat or to arrange a visit please contact our Head of Science, Elizabeth Mansbridge: emansbridge@greigcityacademy.co.uk.

Alternatively, please call the school on 020 8609 0100 and ask for a message to be sent to Ms Mansbridge