In the scientists' paradise
October 5, 2013
Recently I was in a very interesting place in Switzerland.
At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter - the fundamental particles. The particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature.
The instruments used at CERN are purpose-built particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before the beams are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions.
One of the detectors is LHCb:
It is located 100 meters (328 feet) under the ground
In CERN you can visit The Globe of Science and Innovation.
At 27 metres in height and 40 metres in diameter, it’s about the size of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. A landmark by day and by night, the Globe stands out in the wine-growing countryside not far from Geneva. Its wooden structure constituting a symbol of sustainable development, the Globe sends a clear message on science, particle physics, cutting-edge technologies and their applications in everyday life.
Inside you can see the history of the universe and the development of science:
Thank you very much for your interest and read this blog. Best regards
I am very happy because Peter Higgs inventor higgs boson theory on October 8, together with Francois Englert received the Nobel Prize in physics. Peter Higgs created the theory of elementary particles. The scientists at CERN are investigating these particles.