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Large Hadron Collider

Science Museum

South Kensington

till May 6, 2014

Video & photos: nathalie hambro

 

In the Large Hadron Collider, a giant particle collider, scientists and engineers work at the extremes of temperature, vacuum and energy to recreate conditions not seen since just after the Big Bang some 13.7 billion years ago. Follow the journey of particle beams as they are injected into the accelerator chain, ramped up to speed and steered around the 27 km tunnel. We are immersed in the highlight of *CERN—a wrap-around projection taking in both extremes of the scale of the LHC, from an enormous experiment cavern to the very heart of a particle collision.

The exhibition, the first of its kind, touches on the discovery of the Higgs boson*, or ‘God Particle’, the realisation of scientist Peter Higgs’ theory.

 

BOSON: a subatomic particle, such as a photon, which has zero or integral spin and follows the statistical description given by S. N. Bose and Einstein.

 

CERN: the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, is the world’s leading laboratory for particles physics. It has headquarters in Geneva.

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