A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication

Inside the LHC

What really goes on in and around the Large Hadron Collider?

03/28/19

Why LHC physics is like ‘Starcraft’

Video games and physics have more in common than you might think.

12/04/18

LHC Noir

A proton describes its final moments in the Large Hadron Collider.

08/09/18

Tour du LHC

An intrepid Symmetry writer and communicator at CERN navigates the landscape above the Large Hadron Collider by bicycle.

06/26/18

The LHC-watcher’s field guide

These are the event displays of Large Hadron Collider physicists’ dreams.

05/15/18

Inside the Large Hadron Collider

If two protons collide at 99.9999991 percent the speed of light, do they make a sound?

03/30/18

The room where it happens

Symmetry goes inside the CERN Control Centre on restart day.

03/27/18

Keeping the LHC cold

The LHC is one of the coldest places on the planet.

11/28/17

LHC data: how it’s made

In the Large Hadron Collider, protons become new particles, which become energy and light, which become data.

07/03/17

When was the Higgs actually discovered?

The announcement on July 4 was just one part of the story. Take a peek behind the scenes of the discovery of the Higgs boson.

06/30/17

What’s really happening during an LHC collision?

It’s less of a collision and more of a symphony.

06/12/17

How to clean inside the LHC

The beam pipes of the LHC need to be so clean, even air molecules count as dirt.

04/27/17

Did you see it?

Boston University physicist Tulika Bose explains why there's more than one large, general-purpose particle detector at the Large Hadron Collider.

03/22/16

Why are particle accelerators so large?

CERN physicist Edda Gschwendtner explains why we need big machines to study tiny particles.

03/18/15

Inside the CERN Control Centre

Take a tour of one of the most important rooms at CERN.

02/24/15

Physics in fast-forward

During their first run, experiments at the Large Hadron Collider rediscovered 50 years' worth of physics research in a single month.

11/20/14

CERN frees LHC data

Anyone can access collision data from the Large Hadron Collider through the new CERN Open Data Portal.

02/26/13

Higgs-like particle

Early in the summer of 2012, excitement reached a peak as members of the CMS and ATLAS collaborations confirmed among themselves that they would soon announce the discovery of what looked like the

02/04/13

What’s next for the Large Hadron Collider?

Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider made a major discovery, but the world’s highest-energy particle accelerator is just getting started.

11/26/12

Contributing to an LHC experiment, no transatlantic travel required

Scientists participate in the CMS experiment from afar using remote operations centers.

11/15/12

Physics never sleeps

Physicists from all over the world work the night shift to guide the Large Hadron Collider and its particle detectors from sunset to sunrise.

11/12/12

Passing along LHC know-how to future generations

Preserving expertise about how complicated detectors work is one of the Large Hadron Collider's biggest challenges.

12/01/07

Protecting the LHC from itself

Scientists at CERN have crafted the world’s most sophisticated machine protection system to save the LHC from itself.