lhc

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world's largest and most powerful particle collider, and the largest single machine in the world, built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) from 1998 to 2008. read more at WikiPedia

  • The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 27 kilometer (17 mile) long particle accelerator straddling the border of Switzerland
    and France, is nearly set to begin its first particle beam tests. The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
    is preparing for its first small tests in early August, leading to a planned full-track test in September - and the first
    planned particle collisions before the end of the year. The final step before starting is the chilling of the entire
    collider to -271.25 C (-456.25 F). Here is a collection of photographs from CERN, showing various stages of completion
    of the LHC and several of its larger experiments (some over seven stories tall), over the past several years. (
    27 photos total)

    from http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/08/the_large_hadron_collider.html