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Primary School Students (Ages 5-12)
The LHC is a particle accelerator that pushes protons or ions to near the speed of light. It consists of a kilometre ring of superconducting magnets with a number of accelerating structures that boost the energy of the particles along the way. The Standard Model of particle physics — a theory developed in the early s that describes the fundamental particles and their interactions — has precisely predicted a wide variety of phenomena and so far successfully explained almost all experimental results in particle physics.. But the Standard Model is incomplete. It leaves many questions open, which the LHC will help to answer.
Never being one to miss out on such exciting events, Plus has put together a short guide for beginners. The Large Hadron Collider is a particle accelerator. Basically, it's a 27km long ring-shaped tunnel made mainly of superconducting magnets which sits m underground. It's situated close to Geneva, on the border between France and Switzerland. It accelerates particles. Two beams of particles called hadrons — these are either protons or lead ions — will be sent hurtling around the ring in opposite directions. They'll travel close to the speed of light at very high energies, and are encouraged to collide.
It's so big and mysterious! Why is it there? What does it do? The brilliant Large Hadron Rap helped me understand a bit more about it. Sadly, there's no rapping! So, the LHC is the largest and most complicated scientific experiment ever attempted.
One hundred meters or about feet underground, beneath the border between France and Switzerland, there's a circular machine that might reveal to us the secrets of the universe. Or, according to some people, it could destroy all life on Earth instead.
European Organization for Nuclear Research. CERN was founded in and has 22 member states. These countries are dedicated to nuclear research, but what type of nuclear research is happening at CERN? Next CERN has a number of particle accelerators that collide beams of particles together at close to the speed of light to try and understand further the laws of nature and of the universe. The Large Hadron Collider. The large hadron collider is the most powerful particle accelerator on earth, and is the largest machine in the world.