Having discovered the Higgs boson in 2012, the LHC has already made quite a name for itself. But how does it actually work? http://futurism.com/images/how-does-the-large-hadron-collider-work-infographic/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=Futurism&utm_content=How%20Does%20The%20Large%20Hadron%20Collider%20Work%3F%20%5BInfographic%5D
Chasing the Higgs with The Large Hadron Collider: While temperatures inside the tiny beams of colliding particles can reach temperatures 100,000 times hotter than the Sun, the cooling system circulating around the accelerator ring is lowered to around -456 degrees Fahrenheit -- colder than outer space. Photo by Luis Davilla. Getty Images
CERN Hadron Collider The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a gigantic scientific instrument near Geneva, where it spans the border between Switzerland and France about 100m underground. It is a particle accelerator used by physicists to study the smallest known particles – the fundamental building blocks of all things. It will revolutionise our understanding, from the minuscule world deep within atoms to the vastness of the Universe.