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Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider
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The Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the site of the world's most sophisticated science experiments.

This $9-billion-dollar, 17-mile-long tool may tell us about the origins of the universe and usher in a new era of scientific knowledge. But just what is the LHC and how does it work? Find out.

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CERNLand

CERNLand

CERN operates the Large Hadron Collider. Explore CERNLand, their flash website, including some fun games that let you get up close and personal with the LHC. More...

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CERN
Particle Clicker

Particle Clicker

Every click you make on this virtual version of the Large Hadron Collider generates data. Create enough data and you can enhance your scientific reputation and get funding to hire a research team. More...

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ATLAS Model

ATLAS Model

The ATLAS experiment uses a special particle detector that is part of the Large Hadron Collider. Sascha Mehlhase created a scale Lego model of the ATLAS detector. Explore his awesome version with time-lapse videos and images. More...

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Sascha Mehlhase
How the LHC works

How the LHC works

The Large Hadron Collider is the largest and most power particle accelerator in the world. But how does it work? Explore the inner functions of the LHC. More...

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CERN
Inside CERN with an LHC Scientist

Inside CERN with an LHC Scientist

What would it be like to work at the Large Hadron Collider and search for the Higgs boson? Find out in this interview with Dr. Paul Jackson. More...

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CNET
Interactive Tour of the Large Hadron Collider

Interactive Tour of the Large Hadron Collider

Many experiments are being carried out using the Large Hadron Collider. Click on the different areas of the interactive graphic to learn more about them. More...

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Nature
Large Hadron Rap

Large Hadron Rap

Stephen Hawking and Kate McAlpine are about to drop some particle physics in the club. Who doesn't love a rap about the Large Hadron Collider? More...

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LHC Game

LHC Game

Do you want to be in charge of the Large Hadron Collider? Try this animated simulation to find out more about how CERN runs this incredible particle accelerator. More...

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LHC Particle Acceleration: In-Depth Explanation

LHC Particle Acceleration: In-Depth Explanation

The Large Hadron Collider is 100 miles underground and 27 kilometers around. Scientists from more than 100 countries have worked on it. But what does it do, and why is it important? More...

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CERN
Step Inside the Large Hadron Collider

Step Inside the Large Hadron Collider

Located at CERN in Switzerland, the LHC is one of the most impressive research tools ever created. Tour part of this amazing machine, which helped scientists find the elusive Higgs boson particle. More...

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