How an army of engineers battles contamination and sleep deprivation to take hadron collider to new heights

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Release date: 17/10/2016

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THE CONVERSATION

https://theconversation.com/how-an-army-of-engineers-battles-contamination-and-sleep-deprivation-to-take-hadron-collider-to-new-heights-67073

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is the world’s largest particle accelerator, and experiments like this have reached a scale where physicists are no longer able to build them alone. Instead, qualified engineers now lead the construction of these behemoths. And we are part of a team of engineers and physicists working on upgrading the LHC and eventually constructing a successor.

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TitleHow an army of engineers battles contamination and sleep deprivation to take hadron collider to new heights
Date17/10/16
PersonsRobert Appleby

Keywords

  • physics, CERN, Large Hadron Collider