This word of the German language gives the moment not as a motionless point on a line, but as an organic movement, the wink which evokes at the same time the speed of the glance and the light which this one retains...


CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, operates the world's most powerful particle accelerator, the LHC. This ultra-sophisticated tool ventures into unexplored energy domains to advance our knowledge of matter and the Universe. The LHC is a ring 27 kilometers in circumference, buried 100 meters underground in the French-Genevan countryside. It makes tiny elementary particles collide at the heart of four large experiments. These experiments, huge detectors, track the multitude of particles resulting from the collisions. The results are analyzed by thousands of physicists from all over the world. ALICE, located in Sergy (France), ATLAS, in Meyrin (Switzerland), CMS, in Cessy (France), and LHCb, in Ferney-Voltaire (France), are these four experiments, as big as buildings, as precise as clocks. Augenblick makes a link between these fascinating researches and the daily life which follows its course on the surface.

Laurent Mulotmofn chrono
Paul Ardennecritical text