The Foundations of CERN
The inception of CERN from the post-World War 2 vision to its first accelerator, the proton synchrotron (PS), which began operating on 24 November 1959.
CTR Wilson’s cloud chamber
CTR Wilson’s fascination with clouds helped reveal the hidden subatomic world and was responsible for some of the great finds in 20th-century physics.
JJ Thompson and the first particle
JJ Thompson's investigations into cathode rays lead him to be the first to discover a sub-atomic particle, the electron.
Videos: History of particles
Watch our videos and find out how particles were discovered