Fantastic video explains how the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) works

The folks at CERN have successfully tested the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). They are now ready to move forward on the tests for which the LHC was built. The LHC has had a great deal of press of late - some positive, some negative. We've posted about it several times here on

The YouTube video above, apparently created by CERN employee Chris Mann, does a great job explaining what the LHC is all about. It followed hydrogen gas from a tank that is released into the system all the way to a collision between super-high-energy protons colliding at near light speed.

If you're remotely interested in the LHC, consider this a "must-see" video. [YouTube]

Newest 5
Newest 5 Comments

That's all this thing does? There is no collection of the energy produced? What a waste. Sure, knowledge gained is great and all... but the amount of resources this experiment has/does use, it should make a returning contribution. Sure, knowledge is the "ultimate power" yeah yeah yeah, but it just seems like a waste of a potentially great energy source.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Well jeez, when they put it this way...what's the big fuss? It's just essentially a proton roller coaster that crashes invisible atoms together. I almost did that for my 6th grade science fair.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Login to comment.

Email This Post to a Friend
"Fantastic video explains how the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) works"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More