CERN-themed knitwear! (aka European Organization for Nuclear Research)

Left to right: Jens Vigen, John Ellis and Mick Storr model their CERN-themed knitwear, gifts from Norwegian teachers Jolanta Nylund and Inga Hanne Dokka who visited the lab with their students (Image: Anna Pantelia/CERN)

Left to right: Jens Vigen, John Ellis and Mick Storr model their CERN-themed knitwear, gifts from Norwegian teachers Jolanta Nylund and Inga Hanne Dokka who visited the lab with their students (Image: Anna Pantelia/CERN)

Every year more than 1000 high-school students from Norway visit CERN. Some of the teachers return with their classes year after year. Kongsberg videregående skole and Akademiet Drammen are two such schools. On their latest visit the teacher presented a remarkable token of appreciation to the CERN staff that welcomed them – personally designed pullovers with themes from the world of particle physics!

Knitting has a strong tradition in Norway and the technique found in today’s wool sweaters has been practiced since the 9th century. The activity was practiced both by men and women up to around 1900. Since then the tradition has mainly been continued by women.

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Hat tip goes to Karen aka @mutant_robot – thanks Karen!!

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