Large Hadron Collider tech: photos

Large Hadron Collider tech: photos

Summary: Ever wondered how it is possible to accelerate particles through a tube underground until they reach such speeds that their collision can simulate the big bang? We go behind the scenes to show you the tech behind the Large Hadron Collider.

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  • (Credit: Stephen Shankland/CNET)

    CERN is where Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web. This is the hand-written note on the side of the first web server alerting staff not to switch it off.

  • (Credit: Stephen Shankland/CNET)

    Mirko Pojer, a physicist and the engineer in charge of LHC operations, explains properties of the LHC's two counter-circulating proton beams.

  • (Credit: Maximilien Brice/CERN)

    In a September 2008 incident at the LHC, electrical current resistance heated this area until liquid helium burst into a gas, damaging the LHC and forcing a delay in operation and an amended design.

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