Google Street View takes you inside CERN, offering a detailed glimpse inside the facilities of the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland.
This weekend, CERN is opening its doors to the public. Some 40 surface activities will take place across CERN’s Meyrin site in Switzerland and Prévessin site in France. And visitors who registered for tickets will be able to go underground to visit detectors on the Large Hadron Collider, including ATLAS, ALICE, CMS and LHCb.
The European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN, located in the suburbs of Geneva, Switzerland, is the world’s largest particle physics laboratory where some of the world’s best physicists and engineers use advanced particle accelerators to help solve age old questions about the universe like what it’s made of and how it started. This view is of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS), a general-purpose detector at the Large Hadron Collider that’s designed to investigate a wide range of physics, including the search for the Higgs boson, extra dimensions and particles that could make up dark matter.