In search of the Core – Part 1: The particle accelerator at CERN




Since March, the world’s largest particle accelerator again. For years Tweakers write about this immense, man-built machine. About the detectors, the experiments and the results. Most readers will be spectator, just like us. For some it’s the reality. The place where theory has to prove itself in practice, as in the standard model of physics. The only way to learn what happened around the birth of the universe. Or to learn why the greater part of the mass that must be out, is not to be found. Or to discover things that we could not come up because it had not yet been invented. Actually too many to mention.

Tweakers will in this first installment of a series of three self to CERN to see how the ‘cathedral of physics’ well actually happens if you’re really there. One thing we know for certain: the research money is not spent on large buildings and James Bond-like research. The place shimmers because thousands of people are doing things that lead to amazing discoveries. But CERN is definitely not the place here and now, it is the place of the future. There should now be thinking about what we can hopefully in ten or twenty years, so that can be worked towards.

What will all be there now learned that we do not know. We do know that CERN an unforgettable impression on two Tweakers who were allowed to look behind the scenes. We have taken a very small part of what is now via the World Wide Web and your streamed. And that there had not been, without CERN.

In the next installment we really dive underground to see how the two largest detectors lie there. We also take a look at one of the oldest data centers in the world, the CERN Computing Centre in 1972, now the center of the global LHC Computing Grid and many more.


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