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The Large Hadron Collider | CERN. The 27-kilometre LHC is the world’s largest particle accelerator. It collides protons or lead ions at energies approaching the speed of light.

The Large Hadron Collider is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator (Image: CERN)

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. It first started up on 10 September 2008, and remains the latest addition to CERN’s accelerator complex. The LHC consists of a 27-kilometre ring of superconducting magnets with a number of accelerating structures to boost the energy of the particles along the way.

Peter Higgs visits the CMS experiment

Peter Higgs stands on the cavern floor at CMS, with the detector open for maintenance behind him (Image: Maximilien Brice/CERN)

Over the years CERN has hosted many world-class experiments on antimatter.

Protons collide at 13 teraelectronvolts in this event display from 3 June 2015, sending showers of particles through the CMS experiment (Image: CMS)

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