What are particle accelerators actually used for? Is the one at CERN the only one? In this series, we delve into the surprisingly far-reaching world of particle accelerators to discover the vital role they play in our society.

Particle accelerator research is one of the main pillars of modern science. CERN’s Large Hadron Collider and the discovery of the Higgs boson have captured the world’s imagination like few other recent scientific developments. But particle accelerators and the research they power extend much further.

This series showcases the wide-ranging contribution to society that particle accelerator research makes.

This project is supported by the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

 

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Particle accelerators for humanity

Dive into a world of particle accelerators beyond just particle physics.

Particle accelerator-themed illustration by Daniel Clarke

Illustration by Daniel Clarke