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Exploring the Large Hadron Collider - CERN and the Accelerators

The World Machine Clearly Explained

Authors: Hauschild, Michael

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  • Copact up-to-date presentation of the most powerful accelerator in the world
  • Explains structure and function of the Large Hadron Collider
  • Provides interesting insights into the history of CERN
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Michael Hauschild takes the reader of this essential back to the beginnings of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research near Geneva, Switzerland; one of the most fascinating research centres of all, its history, its people and its accelerators. The author explains how particle accelerators work and, starting from the first ideas, how the world's largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was built. After a two year update, the LHC was put back into operation in spring 2015 to discover the secrets of nature with higher energy than ever before.

This Springer essential is a translation of the original German 1st edition essentialsNeustart des LHC: CERN und die Beschleuniger by Michael Hauschild, published by Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature in 2016. The translation was done with the help of artificial intelligence (machine translation by the service DeepL.com). A subsequent human revision was done primarily in terms of content, so that the book will read stylistically differently from a conventional translation. Springer Nature works continuously to further the development of tools for the production of books and on the related technologies to support the authors.

About the authors

Michael Hauschild is a particle physicist at CERN in Geneva and has been a member of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider LHC since 2005. During the first long measurement period of the LHC from 2010 to 2012, he witnessed the discovery of the Higgs particle in summer 2012.


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • CERN—The Laboratory

    Pages 1-8

    Hauschild, Michael

  • The CERN Accelerators

    Pages 9-16

    Hauschild, Michael

  • A Bit of Physics—The Standard Model

    Pages 17-24

    Hauschild, Michael

  • The First Nobel Prize: The W and Z

    Pages 25-33

    Hauschild, Michael

  • Particle Accelerator—How Does that Work?

    Pages 35-42

    Hauschild, Michael

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exploring the Large Hadron Collider - CERN and the Accelerators
Book Subtitle
The World Machine Clearly Explained
Authors
Series Title
Springer essentials
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-32726-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-32726-2
Series ISSN
2731-3107
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 63
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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