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(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.
(Credit: Stephen Shankland/CNET)
Albert de Roeck, one of the CMS managers, calls up the latest experimental data from the Compact Muon Solenoid.
(Credit: Michael Hoch/CERN)
Here, a silicon tracking detector — a cousin to an ordinary digital camera sensor — is inserted into one of the LHC's two general-purpose experiments, the CMS.