A long time ago, I was a student attending my last year at the secondary school. I loved physics, so I had already decided I’d study nuclear engineering at the Politecnico di Milano (then life took me somewhere else, but that’s another story). So it was nothing short of a dream when our teachers said we would go to visit CERN (as an aside note, I’m really proud of all the brilliant Italian people in there).
I was lucky enough to see where all the magic happens, and I was even luckier because, a few years later, I had the possibility to get back there with some friends during an open day. As someone said, I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe.
Now, thanks to James Wetzel, many more people will be lucky enough to see what’s actually going on at CERN: with a big and complex 3D printed model, scientists will have an easier way to explain how experiments are made and how the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) works.