High-tech trouble spot (31.07.2009)

31. Jul 2009

Encodo hat sich zusammen mit einigen Freunden in einen 1.Klasse Zug nach Genf gesetzt um an einer geführten Tour durch das CERN teilzunehmen.

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Dinner (and Drinks!) on the Train

31. Jul 2009

From l. to r., that’s Tania, Marc, Patrick and Pascal enjoying a pre-dinner apéro.

Our excellent guide

31. Jul 2009

He was very knowledgeable and was obviously very interested in his subject. He had the mark of a... [More]

High-tech trouble spot

31. Jul 2009

Here, you can see the problem area, on the right side of the tube just above the violet area. It... [More]

Close-up of a mock-up of the break in the LHC

31. Jul 2009

This model was set up expressly for explaining the reason the LHC broke soon after it was brought... [More]

Testing Station for Magnets

31. Jul 2009

Once the magnets—simple, duopole, quadropole or octopole—have been produced, they are... [More]

Close-up of a tube cross-section

31. Jul 2009

The pipe on top carries liquid helium whereas the two tubes below it (next to one another) carry... [More]

Spare parts for the LHC

31. Jul 2009

The magnet factory continues to produce replacement sections of the LHC so that they are ready when... [More]

Inside the Magnet Factory!

31. Jul 2009

Once we’d glommed on to a couple of other tour groups, we managed to get inside the factory where... [More]

Remo photographs the Photographer

31. Jul 2009

Instead of completely forgetting to bring a camera at all—S.O.P. for an Encodo trip—we had two... [More]

Waiting for the Tour Guide

31. Jul 2009

“Gruppe Encodo” waits semi-patiently for CERN to alleviate the suspicion that they have been... [More]

Marco taking a nap

31. Jul 2009

Marco seems to be very interested. In fact most of us liked to do a nap after lunch as well ;-)

Before the Presentation

31. Jul 2009

In the afternoon, our tour started with a short presentation with Herr Boeller, who would abandon... [More]

Large Domed Structure across from the Visitor’s Center

31. Jul 2009

We were never told what this was, leading to some pretty elaborate and wild conjecture about its... [More]

Waiting for the Tour Guide

31. Jul 2009

After a slide-show presentation and a short movie, we were instructed to wait for our real guide to... [More]

Walking Back from Lunch

31. Jul 2009

The museum is connected to the cafeteria by a very long hallway that takes you through a very... [More]

Tania, Remo & Frederik at Lunch

31. Jul 2009

Here we have part of Marc’s head in the foreground (he works for Encodo), his girlfriend/roommate... [More]

Alex, Pascal & Patrick at Lunch

31. Jul 2009

Alex works for educo, a partner of ours and Pascal works for us now, whereas his brother, Patrick,... [More]

Reservation for Encodo

31. Jul 2009

We couldn’t find the reservations the SBB had made for us on the first train (from Zürich to... [More]