Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

The Large Hadron Collider

Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

The Large Hadron Collider is a particle accelerator housed in a 27km circular tunnel underneath the border between France and Switzerland. The instrument allows scientists to smash protons together at extremely high speeds and it is hoped that this will tell them more about what happened in the first moments after the Big Bang. Experiments here may also demonstrate the existence of the Higgs boson, a particle which is postulated to confer mass to other particles.

When on 30 March 2010, the accelerator began colliding protons together with a total energy of 7,000 billion electon volts, it became the most powerful particle collider ever.

Image: Installation of the silicon tracking detector in the CMS experiment (credit: CERN)

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The Large Hadron Collider

Introduction

The LHC investigates the first moments after the Big Bang.

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