The CERN season and latest news
Large Hadron Collider sees high-energy success
30 March 2010: Europe's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has produced record-breaking high-energy particle collisions. Scientists working on the European machine have smashed beams of protons together at energies that are 3.5 times higher than previously achieved. BBC News report..
Reports from the CERN Control Room
An illuminating commentary by BBC journalists as the events unfolded on launch day ...
Time: 1730pm (BST) FROM Andrew Caspari, Radio 4, in central control room
Is particle physics the new rock n’ roll? The extraordinary questions that particle physics hopes to answer has attracted some very high profile fans. Also Alexandra Feachem, the series producer, gives a unique insight into the making of the series.
The end of the world is not nigh
The verdict of an exhaustive safety assessment is that world is not going to end when scientists switch on the Large Hadron Collider. Professor Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith says there have long been high energy particles flooding in from the cosmos - and if they were dangerous they would have killed us a long time ago.
A gallery of images of, and annotated by, the CERN laboratory
Radio 4 on particle physics
Listen again to a range of programmes produced by Radio 4's Frontiers and Melvyn Bragg's In Our Time including the Big Bang, the Higgs Boson 'God particle' and Dark Matter and theories of everything.
Help scientists build the LHC
LHC@Home is a screensaver program that you can download which uses your computer's idle time to simulate particle travelling in the LHC.(The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites)
The Large Hadron Collider podcasts from the Open University
To mark the re-launch of the Large Hadron Collider, the world's most powerful particle accelerator, the Open University examines how an accelerator works, why the LHC failed in 2008 and what scientists hope its high-energy collisions will reveal. Dr Stephen Serjeant and Dr David Broadhurst from the Open University and Dr Dan Faircloth and Dr Bruce Kennedy from the Science and Technology Facilities Council's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory share their passion for this immense machine that will recreate, on a tiny scale, conditions that existed just after the Big Bang.