ITB 2024 Special Reporting
Large Hadron tourism – the new thing?
Friday, 12th September 2008
Source : 4Hoteliers.com & other sources
Well, you never know, there are different thoughts and views, read them here.

And the saying goes "any PR is good PR" so as Geneva city gets a lot of exposure lately, it might be beneficial for their tourism numbers.

At first, what is CERN anyway?

It is the world's largest particle physics research centre.

Cosmic rays, fundamental forces, quarks…learn about these phenomena and much more at CERN's Microcosm exhibition. Navigating between the infinitesimally small and the infinitesimally large, you will understand why such enormous detectors are needed to explore the tiniest components of matter.

Discover the mysteries of the Universe, of time, vacuum and antimatter, and learn about the impact of fundamental research on our everyday lives.

Secondly, what is a Large Hadron Collider?

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a gigantic scientific instrument near Geneva, where it spans the border between Switzerland and France about 100 m underground. It is a particle accelerator used by physicists to study the smallest known particles – the fundamental building blocks of all things.

It will revolutionise our understanding, from the minuscule world deep within atoms to the vastness of the Universe.

More info: http://public.web.cern.ch/public/en/LHC/LHC-en.html

Time travel to be reality?

According to two Russian mathematicians, Irina Aref'eva and Igor Volovich, this could be the year time travel turned from science-fiction to fact, it was claimed.

They were quoted in Metro.co.uk1: "The world's most powerful atom-smasher, the Large Hadron Collider, could be the first time machine.  The Russians reckon it could tear a hole in time and space because it is so forceful. That could open a wormhole, they say, allowing visitors from the future to visit. "

One of the web's forums reported:

"By chance, I'm going to be in Switzerland in mid to late October. I was browsing over the wiki, and the tentative date for the first high energy collision, aka the end of the world, is October 21st. Why not get a front row seat? If anyone hasn't seen the pictures, wow it would make an excellent tourist attraction. Does anyone know if tours are given or anything like that?"

So if you're looking for the most popular hotels near Microcosm et CERN ranked by TripAdvisor™ travelers, go here to pick your spot: www.tripadvisor.ie/LocalMaps-g188057-d242814-Microcosm_et_CERN-Area.html

Or maybe it is the end of the world and we can all go for an extended holiday.

1 Metro, "Time travel to be reality?"


Image source: Boston.com - www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/08/the_large_hadron_collider.html

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