European Organization for Nuclear Research

Joe Incandela, CERN spokesperson for Higgs Boson search update (Courtesy: Maximilien Brice, Laurent Egli)

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. The particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature.

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