Travelling to distant lands, exploring celestial bodies and probing ever-smaller elements of space and time: all activities that hold unexpected surprises in store. An expedition into the unknown brings new knowledge. Future particle accelerators thus hold the keys to future travel. They will allow scientists to study elementary forces and particles and to probe even deeper into the mysteries of the Universe.
Hikers on Mont Blanc (France) in the 1900s.
Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland. (John Jullien, Traversée de la Mer de Glace)