At the European Organization for Nuclear Research, scientists reconstructed Big Bang conditions. They invented the Synchrocyclotron and the Super Proton Synchrotron. CERN implemented the Large Electron Positron Collider in 1989 and the Large Hadron Collider in 2008.
Nick Glass tours ATLAS control area; the accelerator lies underground. Protons collide at nearly the speed of light; 40 million events occur per second. Chiara Mariotti describes discovering the Higgs Boson particle and confirming the Particle Physics Theory.
Accelerator experiments generate massive amounts of information. Manuela Cirilli explains medical applications of the technologies. Researchers endeavor to study dark energy.
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We travel to the heart of the most famous and probably least understood scientific research center in the world—CERN. We delve into the very heart of the Large Hadron Collider to meet the scientists behind one of the biggest discoveries of the past 10 years, the Higgs Boson, we explore how the science at CERN is spinning out into the wider world and get a sneak peek at their new focus—an enigmatic particle they think could unravel the mysteries of the universe.
Length: 12 minutes
Copyright date: ©2016
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