Cern's Large Hadron Collider goes live

On Wednesday, the grandest physics experiment of our times was switched on, kicking off a mission to answer some of our deepest questions about life, the universe and everything

Two decades' worth of planning became reality on Wednesday, as physicists turned on the Large Hadron Collider for the first time.

The largest machine in the world — and arguably the biggest scientific experiment in history — the LHC is designed to answer some of our most fundamental questions about the origins and nature of our universe.


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