Chasing the Higgs with The Large Hadron Collider: While temperatures inside the tiny beams of colliding particles can reach temperatures 100,000 times hotter than the Sun, the cooling system circulating around the accelerator ring is lowered to around -456 degrees Fahrenheit -- colder than outer space. Photo by Luis Davilla. Getty Images
CMS Detector. The Compact Muon Solenoid experiment is one of two large general-purpose particle physics detectors built on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. CMS is 25 metres long, 15 metres in diameter, and weighs about 12,500 tons. Located in an underground cavern at Cessy in France, just across the border from Geneva.
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Canton de Genève / This hall will house the Compact muon solenoid detector at CERN (the European particle physics laboratory) . The detector will be placed around the CERN's highest energy particle accelerator. Proton beams will be accelerated and collided head on in the LHC, and the CMS will detect the resultant particles. The goal of the experiment is the discovery of the Higgs boson, an elementary particle predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics, but yet to be directly detected .
The first half of the Compact Muon Solenoid inner tracker barrel at the Large Hadron Collider, consisting of three layers of silicon modules which will be placed at the center of the CMS experiment. Laying close to the interaction point of the 14 TeV proton-proton collisions, the silicon used here must be able to survive high doses of radiation and a powerful magnetic field without damage.