The site looks just like any other industrial estate stretching over a huge site with detectors placed around the 27km circumference of the two tunnels where the particles whizz around 11,000 times every second.
But why do they do this?
If you want to find out what a car is made of, you need to take it apart bit by bit. Here they are trying to find out what all substances are made of.
But we know they are already made of atoms………..so the question is what are atoms made of?
Scientists already know that atoms are made of protons, neutrons and electrons…but what are the even smaller bits that these are made of?
This is the job that CERN does. Is smashes protons together and finds out what flies off. This way we can find out more about the substances around us and even clues that may tell us how the whole universe was created. In tomorrow’s lectures and tours we will be finding out more about how they do this and what results that have got so far.
Keep reading as the discoveries change daily!