Large Hadron Collider

August 7th, 2008

Maybe you’ve heard about the Large Hadron Collider, a 27 kilometer long, circular particle accelerator. CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) has build this huge research centre a 100 meters under the border of France and Switzerland. It is almost finished now, actually they are still cooling down the entire collider to -271.25°C (-456.25°F). When everything is up and running they will do high-energy collisions.
That sounds all very exciting… but I’m really amazed by the beauty of this. Who says that engineers don’t have any sense for esthetics? Just look at these pictures!

Large Hadron Collider

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