The Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

Why A Large Hadron Collider?. ‘The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) currently under construction at CERN is the greatest basic science endeavor in history. Roughly half of the world’s particle physicists, 7,000 individuals, make the Collider their workplace. This single-minded group of men and women hails from more than 80 countries. They represent almost every religion and ethnicity on Earth—embodying curiosity, cooperation, brilliance and ingenuity on the grandest scale. Seed asked those with the greatest stake in discerning nature’s wonders to share their hopes, questions and wildest fantasies for the LHC.’

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Homepage. ‘The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is being built in a circular tunnel 27 km in circumference. The tunnel is buried around 50 to 175 m. underground. It straddles the Swiss and French borders on the outskirts of Geneva. It is designed to collide two counter rotating beams of protons or heavy ions. Proton-proton collisions are foreseen at an energy of 7 TeV per beam with a planned start-up in 2007.’

The Large Hadron Collider ATLAS Experiment

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