Guide to the Galaxy
The European Organisation for Nuclear Research, located near Geneva on the Swiss-French border.
An object which is sub-atomic – smaller than an atom – and has a definite mass and charge.
A particle with mass, made up of smaller units called quarks that are bound together.
LHC CERN’s Large Hadron Collider that has been under development for 20 years.
A machine used to accelerate streams of particles in a defined direction at high speeds.
An accelerator in which two beams travelling in opposite directions are steered together to induce high-energy collisions between particles.
A theoretical particle which is thought to give matter its mass, known as the “God particle.”
The LHC should confirm whether it exists.