CERN eyes new giant particle collider / Europe's physics lab CERN is eyeing plans for a circular particle collider that would be seven times more powerful than the facility which discovered the famous "God particle."
This Foot-Long Box Is the Most Advanced Particle Collider in the World The CERN particle collider is 17 miles long. China just announced a supercollider that is supposed to be roughly 49 miles long. The United States' new particle collider is just under 12 inches long. allowing researchers at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, Calif., to accelerate particles more than 500 times faster than traditional methods.
Reigning in chaos in particle colliders yields big results A method to correct tiny defects in the LHC's superconducting magnets (example shown above) was crucial to the discovery of the Higgs boson, which was announced in 2012.