The world’s most powerful physics experiment is ready to be powered up in the Franco-Swiss border on Sep 10 2008. Scientists hope it will turn up many surprises about the universe and its origins — but reject suggestions it will bring the end of the world.
CERN, or the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of leading centres for scientific research. It was founded in 1954 and now has 20 members. The most well-known scientific instrument at CERN is the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
The experiment being conducted involves using the LHC to recreate the conditions just after the Big Bang, by colliding the two beams at very high energy.
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