Thursday, February 23, 2006

Physicists step closer to grasping universe origin



'The LHC is being constructed 100 metres underground in a 16-mile long circular tunnel, running under the Franco-Swiss border. Inside the tunnel two particle beams will be accelerated to extremely high energies, and will crash into each other forty million times a second, creating a snapshot of conditions that existed billionths of a second after the 'Big Bang'. ATLAS, the culmination of 15 years' work by over 150 European institutions, aims to find the Higgs particle that holds the key to understanding the origin of mass...' More

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