Tuesday, 24 November 2009

CERN's first particle collisions

First images of particle collisions at Cern’s £6bn atom smasher. Two protons collide inside the giant Atlas detector at Cern’s Large Hadron Collider near Geneva. The image was recorded on 23rd November 2009 and shows the first low energy event recorded by the detector. Photograph: Cern.

Aaaand BOOM. That was fast. Even if it’s still low-impact stuff. We’ll have to wait a while for anything more big-bangy. Still, pretty cool, no?


— In The Guardian, from London.

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