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Large Hadron Collider Experiment

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  • ExplosionScientists at the CERN particle physics laboratory near Geneva report further results in the search for the Higgs boson particle
  • Back in September 10th 2008, the scientists at CERN switched on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) as the first step towards smashing particles together at almost the speed of light in an attempt to recreate the conditions that existed immediately after the Big Bang
  • After early problems that held up progress, the Large Hadron Collider was re-started in November 2009
  • It has been called "the world's most ambitious scientific experiment" and the Large Hadron Collider is the "largest and most complex scientific instrument ever built". It is 100 metres underground and runs through both French and Swiss territory
  • For news, information and live webcasts from CERN itself, visit the CERN web site
  • News, comment, explanations and an interactive graphic guide to the Large Hadron Collider are at the Guardian's CERN pages
  • You can search for more news and explanations about the Large Hadron Collider, at BBC News Science and Environment. Enter large hadron collider in the search box and press 'Enter'
  • There is a British Large Hadron Collider web site giving information for teachers and students, with links to related science sites
  • Find more details and many related articles at New Scientist's Special Report on the Large Hadron Collider
  • For concise background information, not updated since from the beginning of the experiment in 2008/9, see BBC Radio 4's Big Bang pages. There is a brief guide in the About the experiment section, a Gallery of images and more
  • The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) also provides free downloadable leaflets, posters and wall-charts, at STFC Resources and Publications. The Large Hadron Collider and the Big Bang are under the 'Educational' heading on the Publications Page

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