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CERN: the weapon of Science
Transcript of CERN: the weapon of Science
Trying to chase the
the curiosity of scientists is setting the steps of a large chain of discoveries...
this institution was born in
based on the agreement of 12 countries.
Right now, there are
These are some of the mysteries hidden in our Universe...
from more than
PHYSICISTS AND ENGINEERS
CERN researches have given us a large number of diverse
such as the World Wide Web
and some of the brightest advances in Science
These last were discovered at the greatest particle accelerator of all history:
LARGE HADRON COLLIDER
but, how does it work?
to accelerate a particle =
changing it's speed
When the proton is attracted by the negative electrode, it experiments a positive acceleration.
The LHC uses the same method, accelerating protons in
with dozens of charged plaques and powerful superconducting electromagnets...
A COMPLEX INFRASTRUCTURE...
... AND SOME GUINESS RECORDS
The Universe's largest vacuum
The Earth's fastest circuit
Internal pressure of 10-13 atm.
Over 36000 collisions/min
The Universe's coldest place
Temperature: -271,3 ºC
The world's most powerful computer
Thousands of GB compiled every year
TO ALMOST THE SPEED OF LIGTH
These particles with
are made to
against each others
a lot of
Finally, the "pictures" of the collision are taken by the detectors...
Each line is a single particle
and analyzed by the physicists.
THE HIGGS BOSON
Recipe of the Universe:
WHAT'S THE UNIVERSE MADE OF?
STRUCTURE OF THE
predicts the existence of
10 spacial + 1 temporal
A LARGE ION COLLIDER EXPERIMENT
2 beams of
WHY DO PARTICLES HAVE THE MASS THEY HAVE?
WHAT IS MASS?
are made to collide.
THEN APPEARS A
...WHICH EXPANDS FOR LESS THAN A THOUSANDTH OF A SECOND