How The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Works

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), built by European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), is the world’s largest and highest energy particle accelerator and most complex scientific instrument ever created. Chris Mann of CERN produced this great video the explains how the LHC works.

Yesterday the LHC had it’s first successful test firing which is part of a massive experiment to recreate the conditions a few moments after the Big Bang. Some were concerned that when the LHC was switched on it would produce an black hole that would destroy the earth. Luckily we now have this handy website that helps answer the question “Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the world yet?”

UPDATE: Here are a couple of live LHC webcams.

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