Why do objects have mass?
To help find out,
CERN has built the
Large Hadron Collider
(LHC), the most powerful
yet created by
This May, the
LHC is scheduled to start smashing protons into each other with unprecedented impact speeds.
will explore the leading explanation that mass arises from
ordinary particles slogging through an otherwise invisible but pervasive
virtual Higgs particles.
Were high energy colliding particles to create real
Higgs bosons, the
for mass creation may be bolstered.
LHC will also look for
micro black holes,
and explore the possibility that every type of
fundamental particle we know about has a nearly invisible
project will allow anyone with a home computer to help
search archived LHC data for these strange beasts.
a person stands in front of the huge
one of six detectors being attached to the
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