Meet the LHC detectors
Discover the huge detectors, made of delicate components, that capture the sub-atomic particles from the LHC collisions.
At four points on the LHC ring, the relatively narrow tunnel housing the collider opens up into a vast underground cavern. These huge concrete spaces house the four LHC detectors, effectively super-sized digital cameras that record the millions of collisions produced by the LHC every second.
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.
Written for the Science Museum's Collider exhibition, 2013. © Creative Commons - CC BY