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: 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.

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