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CERN Accelerating science

CERN Accelerating science

Jun 2, 2013

CERN known for the birth place and invention of the worldwide web is the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva where scientist from 20 European nations are seeking to find what the universe is made of?

Here at CERN laboratory, particle accelerators and detectors are used to collide particles at amazingly high energies almost at the speed of light to help scientists better understand particle physics and discover more insight into our universe.

At CERN it’s not just one but there are a number of accelerator chains that are joined together boosting more energy into positive charged protons in sequence having the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) last in the chain process enabling particles to be accelerated by an electric field in ultra high energy collisions at incredible speeds to uncover the basic building blocks of matter and how they interact.

Discovery of Higgs Boson detected on July 4th, 2012 and as of March 14, 2013 confirmed it’s existence of Higgs field predicted by the standard model.

Additional questions at Cern that scientist are trying to solve such as “What is dark matter?”, “Why is there more matter than antimatter in the universe?”, “Why is gravity so much weaker than the other fundamental forces?” and more…

CERN has been in the forefront of innovation and dedication to the pursuit of furthering human knowledge.

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