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A Visual Tour of the Search for the Higgs Boson

Inside the Beast The Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest particle accelerator, spans the border between Switzerland and France about 100 meters underground.
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Big Experiments, Big Machines The ATLAS detector, which weighs about 7,000 tons, is the instrument used for new discoveries in the collisions of high-energy protons.
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When Protons Collide The ATLAS detector shows four muons created by the collision of two protons. The byproducts may be signatures of a Higgs event.
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High-Energy Results This data visualization reveals four muons (red lines)—the aftermath of proton smashup.
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The Globe of Science and Innovation CERN's exhibition center, known as The Globe of Science and Innovation, lights up the night.
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The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Experiment A collision between two protons is visualized in three dimensions in this dynamic computer diagram.

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