Sunday, August 3, 2008

Large Hadron Collider

From Boston.com:
"The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 27 kilometers (17 miles) long particle accelerator straddling the border of Switzerland and France, is nearly set to begin its first particle beam tests. The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is preparing for its first small tests in early August, leading to a planned full-track test in September - and the first planned particle collisions before the end of the year. The final step before starting is the chilling of the entire collider to -271.25 C (-456.25 F)."

Here a few amazing pictures, more in the website:






















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