Ada Monserrat visited the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) a few weeks ago.
With the help of FIU Physics faculty, Ada Monserrat obtained clearance to stay on the property of the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland and view the CMS Detector at the world's largest particle accelerator in existence, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) - 17 miles in circumference and 574 feet underground. At the LHC, scientists collide particles close to the speed of light to examine the fundamental structure of the universe, and of course, it is the location where the discovery of the Higgs boson, and World Wide Web, took place.
A few members from CMS will be in Miami towards the end of this semester and have agreed to speak in Monserrat's classes and share their experiences working at CERN. She is looking forward to sharing yet another amazing story with her students and FIU family.