Everyday, there are many incredible projects are under construction all around the world. The European Organization for Nuclear Research or also best known with “CERN” is the world’s largest Particle Physics Laboratory, which is based in the northwest suburbs of Geneva on the Franco-Swiss border.
This organization currently has twenty European member states and has over 10,000 full-time employees, where nearly 80% of the employees are physics related field scientists and engineers.
CERN’s main objective is to provide the particle accelerators and other infrastructure needed for high-energy physics research. The latest CERN’s project is the world’s largest and high technology, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). This LHC tunnel is located 100 metres underground and it’s situated in the region between the Geneva airport and the nearby Jura Mountains. It is a particle accelerator which being used by physicists to study the smallest known particles. It will revolutionize our understanding, from the minuscule world deep within atom to the center of the Universe!
Physicists will use the LHC to recreate the conditions just after the Big Bang, by simply colliding the two beams head-on at a very high energy. The two beams of subatomic particle named “hadrons” will travel in opposite directions inside the circular accelerator for gaining enough energy with every lap to create the Bing Bang! [wiredscience]