A photo tour of the Large Hadron Collider
Back in July, we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to tour CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider. In addition to getting some great information on how the machine gets protons up to speeds nearly that of light, and finding out the sorts of physics that scientists hope to find in its collisions, we also got a great view of some of the control rooms and hardware that help keep everything humming along. Unfortunately, with the LHC active, it wasn’t possible to actually go down and see the massive detectors that capture the output of the proton collisions, but there’s still a lot to see around CERN.
I was led here through a site called petapixel, which if you like photography, is a must to follow on twitter. They post the most fantastic photos and camera info.
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