CERN Hadron Collider The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a gigantic scientific instrument near Geneva, where it spans the border between Switzerland and France about 100m underground. It is a particle accelerator used by physicists to study the smallest known particles – the fundamental building blocks of all things. It will revolutionise our understanding, from the minuscule world deep within atoms to the vastness of the Universe.
Chasing the Higgs with The Large Hadron Collider: While temperatures inside the tiny beams of colliding particles can reach temperatures 100,000 times hotter than the Sun, the cooling system circulating around the accelerator ring is lowered to around -456 degrees Fahrenheit -- colder than outer space. Photo by Luis Davilla. Getty Images
Having discovered the Higgs boson in 2012, the LHC has already made quite a name for itself. But how does it actually work? http://futurism.com/images/how-does-the-large-hadron-collider-work-infographic/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=Futurism&utm_content=How%20Does%20The%20Large%20Hadron%20Collider%20Work%3F%20%5BInfographic%5D
Why Stephen Hawking Thinks the 'God Particle' Could End the Universe By Kelly Dickerson, Staff Writer | September 08, 2014 Simulated data from the Large Hadron Collider particle detector shows the Higgs boson produced after two protons collide.Credit: CERN