A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication

A Toroidal LHC Apparatus


Extracting physics from the LHC

A proton travels around a 27-kilometer ring at nearly the speed of light. Along with a bunch of other protons, it passes through the hearts of each of a series of detectors more than ten thousand times per second. Then, on one pass, it slams into a proton coming from the other direction.


City-states of science

Tomorrow's particle physics experiments are redrawing the map for scientific collaboration. Although the field has long been accustomed to large groups of scientists, life in the new CERN collaborations will surely be different.


Don't forget the universities

Great article on the LHC and the US involvement (April 2005)--very complete and well presented. As usual, a nice job with the symmetry issue.


The new high-energy frontier

In less than three years, scientists will start up the world's largest scientific instrument: The Large Hadron Collider. US scientists have built key components for the machine and its experiments, paving the way for their participation in a decade of discoveries.


What's in a name?

I have heard conflicting reports as to who decided to call one of the most spectacular intellectual innovations of human history "the Standard Model," physicists' best construct for explaining the range and behavior of elementary particles that make up the universe as we know it.


Virtual cake

Celebrating anniversaries of global organizations presents unique challenges and asks for creative solutions.