Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

LHC: Large Hadron Collider is designed to find missing Higgs Boson. that will solve many mysteries

Though it can be shown mathematicallly that higgs boson do exist, no particle accelerator was powerful enough to find mysterious boson particle. World's largest particle accelerator is built in Geneva Switzerland named Large hadron Collider(LHC) to find the missing higgs boson.

The project costs 10 billion dollars and 14 years to build. It will create an echo of big bang and try to find the missing particle. It is one of the biggest and complex machines on earth. It has 16 miles circular pipe where 2 beams of proton are accelerated to almost the speed of light and smashed into each other. The collision is 7 times faster than any other particle accelerator operating today. 300 trillion protons fly around pipe in opposite direction and collide inside enormous detector. There are 4 detectors in LHC. Each detector is high as 5 storied building. It can detect 1 billion collisions per second. When particles collide with each other, showers of fundamental particles are created. Scientists are hoping to find mystic particle higgs boson in these showers.

Higgs boson is so tiny and short lived it is almost impossible to detect the particle directly. So scientists are hoping to find the trail left behind by Higgs Boson. By analyzing the trail they can tell what type of particle it was and the speed at which it was moving. The data generated by LHC from the collision is enormous. To process the information it uses world's largest network of supercomputer. Even so it will take years to get the result.