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.

TOPICS: Data Centers

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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.

Topic: Data Centers

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