Other topics in physics

12 steps - From idea to discovery

Discover the 12 steps that take the physicists from an idea to a discovery

A stronger machine

The LHC is ready to start up after two years of planned maintenance. How has the accelerator changed?

CERN answers queries from social media

Responses to recent questions from social media


The unprecedented energy of proton collisions at the LHC could be what scientists need to find a new world of subatomic particles

Dark matter

Dark matter makes up more than 80% of all the matter in the universe, but it can only be detected by its gravitational effects

Extra dimensions

Of the four forces that govern the way particles interact, gravity is the weakest. Could the weakness be due to as-yet-undetected dimensions?

Facts & figures

LHC facts and figures.


Videos from the LHC Season 2

Fourth-generation particles

Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider could reveal additional types of subatomic particles that make up our universe

Heavy-ion collisions, the quark-gluon plasma, and quantum chromodynamics

CERN physicists collide heavy ions to free quarks from their bonds - recreating conditions that existed in the universe just after the big bang


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