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(Credit: Claudia Marcelloni/CERN)
A view inside the ATLAS (A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS) detector. Physicists hope to use the detector to find and detail the Higgs boson, a particle believed to imbue more conventional matter with mass.
(Credit: Maximilien Brice/CERN)
ATLAS is one of the LHC's two general-purpose experiments. Here, the yellow crane holds the particle beam pipe that's being inserted into the detector.
(Credit: Mona Schweizer/CERN)
ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment), one of the LHC's four major experiments, is designed to probe the high-energy past just after the Big Bang when quarks weren't confined within protons and neutrons as they are today.