In the scientists' paradise

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.

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November 29, 2013


A collection of all photos from CERN.

October 12, 2013


Thanks :)

October 10, 2013


Wow, amazing images, that's an incredible place...

October 08, 2013


Beautiful images, very interesting!!!

October 07, 2013


HA HA, maybe nuclear batteries:)

October 07, 2013


Fine photos and info. Hope they will find a particle to give us unlimited energy, I really need a better battery for my camera :-)

October 07, 2013


I'm very glad you like it:)

October 07, 2013


Thank You :)

October 07, 2013


Interesting topic, thanks for sharing.

October 07, 2013


Cool! Last three with soft blue lights are fantastic!! I think it will sell very well! Congratulations and thank you for sharing!

October 06, 2013


Once a year there are open days. You can visit the lab equipment and buildings.The public is very much.It takes a lot of luck to get there with a small group.I had very much luck:)

October 06, 2013


Fascinating photos!
How did you get access to the research facilities? Are there guided tours?

October 06, 2013


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