Science Student Jazib Completes Work Placement In CERN, SwitzerlandDate Posted: 29/11/2018 | Posted In: A Level, College News, Student News
Jazib gained invaluable knowledge in the CMS department at CERN combining hand-on experience with a new generation of GEM (Gas Electron Multiplier) detectors. He also learned about the physics behind these detectors.
Jazib commented, ‘not only did I perform several quality control tests such as pressure and effective gain tests, but I also learnt about the problems that occur in these detectors, and how these problems are dealt with. An exciting tour of the CMS detector gave me an insight into the tests that occur at this detector, and how data from particle collisions is analysed and processed’.
The placement was a fascinating and educational trip for Jazib, which will enhance his A Level learning at College, as well as inspiring him for future careers.
‘It was definitely an enjoyable experience to be immersed in Swiss culture and the French language for the duration of this work experience’, commented Jazib.
After College, Jazib would like to study Engineering at university. He has an interview at the University of Cambridge on 6th December and has already been offered a place at Imperial College London to study Aeronautical Engineering.