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Title: Smashing Protons: First Physics at the LHC

The Large Hadron Collider, at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, is the largest scientific instrument ever built. For nearly a year now, we have been smashing protons into each other with unprecedented enermore »gy, allowing us to peer into nature's most intimate depths. The world's largest and most complex cameras take snapshots of these collisions millions of times per second. These pictures reveal the smallest components of the universe - the quarks and gluons - and, someday, we hope, the elusive Higgs boson. Why do we need to build such an enormous machine in order to study particles more than a million times smaller than a speck of dust? This lecture will explain how the LHC and its detectors work, what the pictures from the LHC are telling us now, and how we will use this technology to explore the deepest secrets of the universe.« less
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Title: Smashing Protons: First Physics at the LHC
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Publication Date: 2010-11-30
OSTI Identifier: 1014097
DOE Contract Number: AC02-76SF00515
Other Number(s): TRN: US1105365
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: SLAC Public Lecture Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on November 30, 2010
Research Org: SLAC (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS ; CAMERAS ; CERN ; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR ; GLUONS ; HADRONS ; HIGGS BOSONS ; PHYSICS ; PROTONS ; QUARKS ; STANFORD LINEAR ACCELERATOR CENTER ; UNIVERSE
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:11:00
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27