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About CERN, the Teachers and Giants„If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Isaac NewtonFrom 3 to 23 July 2011 in CERN, Switzerland, the annual school for teachers was held. After a preliminary selection by the organizers, the participants have been chosen by the educational team of CERN, with head of the team Dr. Mick Storr, a man with a broad smile and a big heart. It includes 49 Physics teachers from 27 countries. Asia, Africa, America, Australia and Europe have their representatives in CERN High School Teacher’s Program 2011. The program has been held annually since 1998. Some of its goals are to promote the latest findings in the field of elementary particles, to give the teachers the opportunity to see some of the most spectacular devices in our modern world, the accelerators and particle physics detectors – The Large Hadron Collider, ATLAS, ALICE, CMS and LHC beauty. It presents the directions in which physics and astronomy are being studied. Only one thing is being asked of the teachers – to bring the magic of CERN to their students, to motivate them to choose physics as their sphere of studying.I was the only Bulgarian in the group. At first I was impressed by the attitude of the security guard at entrance B. With a kind smile everyone was given a map with the directions to the hostel. A quick and easy accommodation followed and then the first meeting between teachers and CERN representatives! With everyone staring at the map, searching for the LeonVan Hove square, a Belgian physicist, director-general of CERN 1976-1980, going along Max Planck, turning on Faraday… these are names of streets here. In the history of physics – names of giants, on whose shoulders are standing the physicists of today.
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