A bike ride in the Large Hadron Collider as revamp begins

April 16, 2013 4:09 PM

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A bike ride in the Large Hadron Collider as revamp begins

A technician cycles in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in the French village of Cessy near Geneva in Switzerland on April 15. Technicians frequently ride bicycles to get around the collider's 17-mile-round tunnel. As hundreds of engineers and workers start two years of work to fit out the giant LHC particle collider to reach deep into unknown realms of nature, CERN physicists look to the vast machine to unveil the nature of the mysterious dark matter that makes up a quarter of the universe and perhaps find new dimensions of space by the end of the decade.

A technician stands near equipment of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experience at CERN in the French village of Cessy near Geneva in Switzerland on April 15.

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