A photographic journey to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the world's biggest and most powerful particle accelerator that aims to address fundamental questions of modern physics. The construction of the LHC began in 1994 and it involved more than 6000 scientists from 40 countries. The LHC established CERN as the first truly universal physics laboratory and brought about a new era in particle physics. The particle beams are accelerated inside the LHC and they are made to collide at four points of the tunnel. The four experiments (ATLAS, CMS, ALICE and LHCb) at these points collect the data and analyze them in order to explore fundamental issues such as the evolution of the Universe and the origin of matter. The exhibition traces the history of the LHC through 27 photographs. After the discovery of the Higgs type boson, scientists continue to study its properties (for example how it interacts with other particles) and search for new physics beyond the Standard Model. The selection of the photographs was not easy as 20 years had to be covered; from 1992, when the first collaborations were formed, to the present day. The fact that hundreds of groups from 40 countries were involved in designing, constructing and testing the detectors made the selection even the more difficult. We hope that a journey to the 27km of the accelerator and its four experiments will prove to be a fascinating experience in the world of modern physics. The exhibition is under the auspices of CERN. We would like to thank: Peter Jenni (ATLAS), Philippe Bloch (CMS), Despina Hatzifotiadou (ALICE), Costas Fountas (CMS) Emmanuel Tsesmelis (CERN) who made this exhibition possible. We would also like to thank Ray Lewis (CERN) and Giota Foka on behalf of the Organizing Committee of ICNFP2013.
Contributors Exhibition set up: Panagiotis Charitos
Editing- Translation: Athena Papageorgiou Koufidou
Graphic Design: BLIND Studio
Image Credits@CERN, 2013