10,000th teacher visits CERN

This year, the 10,000th teacher will visit CERN since its first teacher programme in 1998.


HST 2016 teachers with CERN Director-General Fabiola Gianotti in the CERN Council Chamber. (Image: Maximilien Brice/CERN)

This summer, CERN welcomed the 10,000th teacher to participate in one of its teacher programmes!

This milestone was achieved in this year’s International High School Teacher (HST) programme, a three-week residential programme that saw 48 enthusiastic teachers flock from all over the world to help inspire young minds.

Taking place every July since 1998, the HST programme aims to increase teachers’ knowledge on the cutting-edge particle physics research currently being carried out at CERN. It also opens up a whole new world of educational resources available for use by the teachers to inspire their students’ curious young minds.

More information is available here.

by Kathryn Coldham