How the Large Hadron Collider works

The Large Hadron Collider is a particle accelerator that will create conditions similar to those in the first moments after the Big Bang. Scientists will search for undiscovered particles as they try to complete a subatomic picture of the universe.

Sources: European Organization for Nuclear Research, ESRI. Graphics reporting by John Johnson and Julie Sheer. Graphic by Raoul Rañoa / Los Angeles Times. Graphics are schematic.

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