Part of CERN's Large Hadron Collider, used by physicists to test theories of particle physics. It helped prove the existence of the Higgs Boson particle. It lies 175 metres deep under the French-Swiss border.
CERN scheduled to announce discovery of Higgs-Boson particle on 4th of July. Here's a view of the Large Hadron Collider which is an awesome piece of real world scifi hardware. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2167188/God-particle-Scientists-Cern-expected-announce-Higgs-boson-particle-discovered-Wednesday.html
Meet the only detectable traces of the most exotic particles in the universe currently known to science - courtesy of CERN, Hadron collider the 16 mile-long ring that is the world's largest particle accelerator, located in Geneva, Switzerland
Higgs particle can disintegrate into particles of dark matter, according to new model. The 'Standard Model' of particle physics successfully describes the smallest constituents of matter. But the model has its limitations – it does not explain the dark matter of the universe. Christoffer Petersson, a research scientist at Chalmers University of Technology, has found a solution. His theories are now being tested at the particle physics laboratory CERN.