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Inside the LHC

Large Hadron Collider

Inside the LHC

Find out more about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the largest and most powerful particle accelerator ever built.

The LHC is the largest and most powerful particle accelerator ever built. It took international teams numbering in the thousands to design, construct and operate the 27 km collider and its four giant particle detectors. Discover more about the objects from CERN, home of the LHC, from huge superconducting magnets to incredibly precise detectors used to record the passage of the tiny, invisible particles.

Journey inside the LHC, the largest and most powerful particle accelerator ever built.

What is the Large Hadron Collider?

Journey inside the LHC, the largest and most powerful particle accelerator ever built.

Discover the huge detectors, made of delicate components, that capture the sub-atomic particles from the LHC collisions.

Meet the LHC detectors

Discover the huge detectors, made of delicate components, that capture the sub-atomic particles from the LHC collisions.

Watch these videos and discover what happens inside the LHC

Video: the LHC's dipole magnet

Watch Alison Boyle, Science Museum Curator of Modern Physics, as she introduces one of the Collider exhbition's largest objects: the LHC's dipole magnet.

Video: VELO, the vertex locator module

Hear Collider curator Dr Harry cliff introduce one of the exhbition's most beautiful objects: the vertex locator (VELO) module from CERN's LHCb detector.

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