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: Maximilien Brice/CERN)

    The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment is one of two geared for a variety of tasks, including finding the elusive Higgs boson. Because the LHC is underground, equipment such as this massive end cap for the CMS experiment must be lowered with cranes. This cap was at one end of the cylindrical detector.

  • (Credit: Maximilien Brice/CERN)

    One end of the CMS detector during the LHC's assembly in 2007.

  • (Credit: Stephen Shankland/CNET)

    The LHC's primary control centre is used to monitor and run the particle accelerator. This pod of screens is matched by four others for other tasks. Separate control centres are used for the experiments. The green screens toward the left signal that all is well with hundreds of subsystems.

Topic: Data Centers

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