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Vanderbilt Helping Harvest Data From World’s Largest Particle Collider

Vanderbilt Helping Harvest Data From World’s Largest Particle Collider

by / on March 30, 2010

The Large Hadron Collider, or LHC, in Switzerland, smashes atomic particles together so scientists can study the energy created. They’re hoping that will lead to a better understanding of the origin of the universe. And Vanderbilt physicists are running a control room on campus to help harvest the data.

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Vanderbilt Scientists Measure Miniature Big Bang

Vanderbilt Scientists Measure Miniature Big Bang

by / on March 1, 2010

Physicists at Vanderbilt are part of a research effort into the origin of the universe that’s taking place at a New York laboratory. And they’ve managed to find a way to measure the seemingly impossible – an area smaller than the head of a pin, burning at temperatures hotter than the sun, for one instant.

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