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July 14, 2017
On board a racing drone for a tour of CERN
Video Credits: Christophe Madsen - Mike Struik/CERN.
Get a unique perspective of CERN by following this drone’s journey around the laboratory as it flies over the iconic Globe exhibition hall, the site of the ATLAS experiment at the LHC, through the magnet assembly facility, around the computing centre and across the border between France and Switzerland to the ALICE and CMS experiment, and much more.
Image above: A racing drone view of Globe exhibition hall at CERN (image capture from the video). Image Credits: Christophe Madsen - Mike Struik/CERN.
CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works. At CERN, the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments are used to study the basic constituents of matter — the fundamental particles. By studying what happens when these particles collide, physicists learn about the laws of Nature.
The instruments used at CERN are particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before they are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions.
Founded in 1954, the CERN Laboratory sits astride the Franco–Swiss border near Geneva. It was one of Europe’s first joint ventures and now has 22 Member States.
Large Hardon Collider (LHC): http://home.cern/topics/large-hadron-collider
ATLAS experiment: https://home.cern/about/experiments/atlas
ALICE expetiment: https://home.cern/about/experiments/alice
CMS experiment: https://home.cern/about/experiments/cms
Computing centre: http://home.cern/about/computing
For more information about European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Visit: http://home.cern/
Image (mentioned), Video (mentioned), Text, Credits: CERN/Corinne Pralavorio.
Best regards from neighbor of CERN (one sees my building in the video), Orbiter.ch