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Sam Pitman, PhD student at Lancaster University/ The Cockcroft Institute recently appeared on a recent Blue Peter special on “Epic Science”. As part of the special episode Blue Peter presenter Radzi visited CERN to learn about the Large Hadron Collider, in which Cockcroft is playing a key role in the high luminosity upgrade. The show can be seen in its entirety at BBC iplayer. The show tries to explain what are particles and why the LHC is so large. Sam demonstrates the electric bikes used by CERN staff to get about and discusses the role engineers play in the LHC, alongside the physicists.
Blue Peter is the BBC’s flagship children’s TV programme and is the longest running childrens TV show in the world.
And yes she did receive her Blue Peter badge.