Particle accelerators like the LHC require intricate beam dump systems to safely dispose of high-energy particles after each run.
What does it take to publish a scientific analysis in one of the world’s largest experiments?
How do you measure a decade of LHC research?
Only a fraction of collision events that look like they produce a Higgs boson actually produce a Higgs boson. Luckily, it doesn’t matter.
Symmetry chats with scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider to hear about differences between seven different rungs on the academic career ladder.
It’s not always about what you discover.
Video games and physics have more in common than you might think.
A proton describes its final moments in the Large Hadron Collider.
An intrepid Symmetry writer and communicator at CERN navigates the landscape above the Large Hadron Collider by bicycle.
These are the event displays of Large Hadron Collider physicists’ dreams.
If two protons collide at 99.9999991 percent the speed of light, do they make a sound?
Symmetry goes inside the CERN Control Centre on restart day.
The LHC is one of the coldest places on the planet.
In the Large Hadron Collider, protons become new particles, which become energy and light, which become data.
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.
It’s less of a collision and more of a symphony.
The beam pipes of the LHC need to be so clean, even air molecules count as dirt.
Boston University physicist Tulika Bose explains why there's more than one large, general-purpose particle detector at the Large Hadron Collider.
CERN physicist Edda Gschwendtner explains why we need big machines to study tiny particles.
Take a tour of one of the most important rooms at CERN.
During their first run, experiments at the Large Hadron Collider rediscovered 50 years' worth of physics research in a single month.
Anyone can access collision data from the Large Hadron Collider through the new CERN Open Data Portal.
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 Higgs boson.
Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider made a major discovery, but the world’s highest-energy particle accelerator is just getting started.
Scientists participate in the CMS experiment from afar using remote operations centers.
Physicists from all over the world work the night shift to guide the Large Hadron Collider and its particle detectors from sunset to sunrise. Take a peek into two of the five CERN control rooms that are staffed 24 hours a day.
Preserving expertise about how complicated detectors work is one of the Large Hadron Collider's biggest challenges.
Scientists at CERN have crafted the world’s most sophisticated machine protection system to save the LHC from itself.