The Globe of Science and Innovation of the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN)

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The Globe of Science and Innovation of the European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN)

This immense wooden globe, a metaphor for the Earth and its future, hides within it the secrets of particle physics.

Originally designed for the 2002 Swiss National Exhibition, the Globe of Science and Innovation is now the starting point for visits of CERN (European Council for Nuclear Research), the largest particle-physics research centre in the world.

The Globe, 27 meters high and 40 meters in diameter, is a symbol of sustainable development and represents the Earth. Since wood is the most environmentally friendly material, spruce, pine and larch were chosen for its construction.

Inside, the ‘Universe of Particles' exhibition traces the history of atoms back to the Big Bang. You will discover where they come from and how they function. You will also understand how the particle accelerator works— an important tool for physicists. An exciting adventure in the world of the infinitely small.

At the entrance of the Globe, pause before Gayle Hermick's sculpture, ‘Peregrinations to Infinity'. This steel ribbon retraces the chronology of the various discoveries of physics that have marked history

Globe de la science et de l'innovation
385 route de Meyrin
1211 Genève

+41 (0)22 767 76 76

visit.cern/globe