The Foreign Service Journal, April 2020

90 APRIL 2020 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL LOCAL LENS Please submit your favorite, recent photograph to be considered for Local Lens. Images must be high resolution (at least 300 dpi at 8” x 10”, or 1 MB or larger) and must not be in print elsewhere. Include a short description of the scene/ event, as well as your name, brief biodata and the type of camera used. Send to . O ne weekend every five to six years, the public can visit the underground laboratories and particle accelerators at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), near Geneva, Switzerland (where, among other things, the World Wide Web was born in 1989). At CERN, physicists and engineers use massive and sophisticated scientific instruments to study matter. In September 2019, I jumped at the chance to tour parts of the deep underground instal- lations. Shown here is a view of the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment, dedicated to the search for extra dimensions and particles that could make up dark matter. n BY KEVIN KEEN n CESSY, FRANCE Kevin Keen is a Foreign Service spouse with the Department of State. He’s lived in Argentina, Ecuador and Switzerland. Mongolia is his family’s current posting. This photo was shot with a Canon EOS 80D.