Large Hadron Collider

img_lrg/LHC_tunnel.jpg not found

© Wikipedia Commons, GNU License. Author: Juhanson, 19 October 2004.

The tunnel of the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland during construction. During accelerator operation, oscillating electric fields inside the tunnel accelerate beams of protons to speeds close to that of light. The huge amounts of energy released when beams traveling in opposite directions collide may reveal the existence of new particles. (Unit: 1)