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: 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.

Topic: Data Centers

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