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What is the meaning behind the CERN logo?

What is the meaning behind the CERN logo?

Blue umbrella with CERN logo. The CERN logo is made up of two components : The word “CERN”, which is the acronym derived from the Organization’s first official title : Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire, or European Council for Nuclear Research.

What’s the biggest particle accelerator in the world?

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC)
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. It first started up on 10 September 2008, and remains the latest addition to CERN’s accelerator complex.

What is the world’s largest atom smasher?

Large Hadron Collider (LHC)
So it is with the European particle physics laboratory, CERN, near Geneva, which is home to the world’s biggest atom smasher, the 27-kilometer-long Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

What is the real purpose of CERN?

CERN’s main function is to provide the particle accelerators and other infrastructure needed for high-energy physics research – as a result, numerous experiments have been constructed at CERN through international collaborations.

Where is atom smasher now?

As of this holiday season, though, the Westinghouse Atom Smasher is preserved in Pittsburgh as a model that’s part of the Carnegie Science Center miniature railroad.

Why does CERN have Shiva statue?

Why does CERN have a statue of Shiva? The Shiva statue was a gift from India to celebrate its association with CERN, which started in the 1960’s and remains strong today. In the Hindu religion, Lord Shiva practiced Nataraj dance which symbolises Shakti, or life force.

Why is Israel a member of CERN?

Israel’s formal association with CERN began in 1991, when the country was granted Observer status by Council in recognition of the major involvement of Israeli institutions in the OPAL experiment, accompanied by contributions to the running of the LEP accelerator.

How many hadron colliders are there in the world?

A full list of the 59 new hadrons found at the LHC is shown in the image below. Of these particles, some are pentaquarks, some are tetraquarks and some are new higher-energy (excited) states of baryons and mesons.

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