Thursday, September 24, 2009

The LHC, Atlas detector

These pictures show the Atlas detector at the (new) LHC particle accelerator at the CERN in Geneva. It's I think the biggest detector ever built and one of the most complex structures ever built, too. The data output and analysis of this experiment will be simply staggering. You can join LHC@home if you want to help them do this job by offering abit of CPU time on your computer. There are other (some say even more useful projects within Boinc that you can join, e.g. climate change science, cancer research and similar).

About the LHC, please don't be afraid that it will destroy the earth, it is not going to happen!
If you don't believe me, please regularly check this website:

More pictures of the LHC can be found at DarkRoastedblend (as usual):


  1. I'm not a scientist but I have read a lot about the Large Hadron Collider. I think once it's completed and working correctly, human being will give the next huge leap on the way of the real knowledge of how and why we are where we are.

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