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CERN Brochure - Destination Universe: The Incredible Journey of a Proton in the Large Hadron Collider

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To raise awareness of the LHC and to teach basic facts on particle physics and the functionality of the collider


A 55 page color-A4 booklet.This brochure illustrates the incredible journey of a proton as he winds his way through the CERN accelerator chain and ends up inside the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The LHC is CERN's flagship particle accelerator which can collide protons together at close to the speed of light, creating circumstances like those just seconds after the Big Bang.
Chapter Titles:
Destination Universe
The unknown realms of physics
Return to the source
The acceleration chain
Precision racetrack
An empty space full of high-tech
The wonderland of ALICE
Particles get a kick
A particle heavy-weight
A ring under close surveillance
Mysterious antimatter
The big chill
A titan in search of the tiny
Back to the origins of the Universe
An ocean of data
The explorers of science
Print copies may be ordered through the CERN Press Office. Allow 6 weeks for delivery of copies from date of order.
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