a photographic journey of discovery
The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, currently the most powerful particle accelerator in the world.
Although astronomers cannot directly see dark matter, we observe how the gravity of massive galaxy clusters, which contain dark matter, bends and distorts the light of more distant galaxies located behind the cluster.
A patient been treated in MedAustron’s treatment room in Austria.
The more a particle is accelerated, the more energy it has, the more massive it appears.
Trust in other, communication, understanding, development in a peaceful and secure environment are topics that are important in the international kindergarten at CERN.
For centuries, people have been staring to the skies to understand the universe. Particle accelerators allows to explore the history of our Universe here on Earth.
Like the strings of a violin, beams of electrons and positrons can produce vibrations in the energy fields that make up the Universe.
Technologies jointly developed by scientists and industry for particle accelerators and detectors also contribute to our safety.
Launch of an Ariane 5 rocket. Liquid oxygen and hydrogen serve as fuel for the rocket.
School in the Talesh mountains in Iran.
Every construction project generates valuable raw materials as excavated material. A new, cross-border particle accelerator project is an ideal pilot project to create technology and legal frameworks to use this material.
Safe access to clean energy often seems self-evident. However, there is a strong need for a stable energy grid, with low energy losses, that provides electricity throughout Europe.
Children playfully learn to control complex processes with computers.
Technicians at CERN;a job for everyone.
"Vague but exciting". Tim Bernes-Lee's concept to develop a network to freely and efficiently share information.
With one cappuccino per year you can support CERN’s mission.
Hikers on Mont Blanc in France around 1900.
Our world consists of atoms. However, they are not the elemental building blocks of the universe.
Vincent Van Gogh, Wheatfield under Thunderclouds.
The charged particles travel through Radio Frequency cativitie and this is how they are accelerated.
The LHC produces hundreds of Higgs bosons. These live for very little before decaying to other particles that are recorded by sophisticated detectors.
Members of the international team of the CMS experiment photographed at CERN.
Conceptual design of a 100 km long ring accelerator, which uses the existing infrastructure as a pre-accelerator.
Flashes during a volcanic eruption in Chile release high energies in a short time. A particle accelerator allows to reach high energies under controlled conditions and thus explore the laws of nature.
Test of a superconducting magnet coil at CERN for future high-field magnets.
Production of a superconducting thin film on a copper substrate enables the production of inexpensive high-power resonators. The technology finds applications wherever expensive materials are thinly applied and cost-effectively used for high-performance products.
Air bubbles in liquid helium
Peter Higgs and Francois Englert in the blackboard. The development of new computer simulations enabled the discovery of the Higgs boson.
Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Altitude: 300m.
Windturbines in the Netherlands.
Installation of the MedAustron control system in Vienna, Austria.
Climbing in one of CERN’s workshops.
Tim Berners Lee and Robert Cailliau developed the WWW software.
Collaboration at CERN.
The Future Circular Collider (FCC) collaboration currently consists of about 140 institutes from 34 countries and 25 companies.
International research team of the Stefan-Meyer Institute at CERN.
The Standard Model of Particle Physics.