QUEEN’S School A-level physics students have been getting to grips with the origins of the universe on a school trip to Geneva.
The youngsters met scientists at CERN (European centre for nuclear research) who are working on the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s highest energy particle accelerator.,
There they met up with a former Queen’s girl, Susan Haines, who is working there as part of her research towards a PhD.
Susan left The Queen’s School in 2003 and graduated from Cambridge with a first class honours degree in Natural Sciences.
Head girl Poppy Mackay presented her with the Duke of Edinburgh gold award she achieved whilst at Queen’s.
Physics teacher Pam Steventon, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity to experience the work of an international organisation aimed at answering some of the great questions about our universe.”
Year 12 student Jenny Overton agreed: “CERN provided us with a fascinating insight into both our past and future.”