One of the men behind the world's largest particle physics laboratory visited a Kenton school to answer pupils' questions.
Scientist Jad Morrouche visited Claremont High School, in Claremont Avenue, Kenton, to enlighten students about his role in creating the world’s largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, last Friday.
More than 200 pupils from schools across the borough grilled the expert on the world-famous big bang experiment which began in September.
Advanced skills physics teacher Liz Arbani organised the event.
She said: "It was amazing and the pupils were over the moon, after the talk they just swamped him with questions.
"Giving other pupils from the borough this kind of an opportunity to raise the interest in physics is an honour."
The project involved smashing tiny particles together to recreate the moments after the big bang. In re-enacting the event, scientists were hoping to get an insight into some of the mysteries of physics.
Professors built a 27km long tunnel 100m below the ground over the French-Swiss border and used magnetic beams throughout the £5billion machine to collide the particles.
However the European Organisation for Nuclear Research has since halted the experiment after a magnet failure led to helium leaking from the tunnel on September 19, scientists are hoping to restart the project in 2009.
Queens Park Community School, in Aylestone Avenue, Capital City Academy, in Doyle Gardens, and Alperton Community School, in Stanley Avenue, also attended the talk and took part in a question and answer session.