The Passport to the Big Bang is a 54-km scientific discovery trail for cyclists to ride around the LHC ring on the surface through the French/Swiss countryside. Ten interactive thematic platforms are freely accessible to the public, close to ten CERN sites along the route.
In Meyrin, the “Precision” platform highlights the extremely meticulous work of CERN’s surveyors. The platform was taken down in 2018 due to work at the site, and has been completely renovated and reinstalled at the heart of the new Vergers district, on a terrace overlooking the Lac des Vernes, which is directly above the LHC. This means that visitors and residents in the area can discover where the accelerator passes, 100 m below their feet!
While most CERN activities available to the public have gone virtual this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Passport to the Big Bang is still freely accessible. So why not make the most of the good weather and take a ride around the accelerator!