Tuesday, July 1, 2008

U.S. Completes Contribution to World’s Most Powerful Particle Accelerator

clipped from www.energy.gov

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. contribution to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been completed on budget and ahead of schedule, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) said today.  The LHC, located near Geneva, Switzerland at the CERN laboratory, is the largest international scientific facility ever built.  The U.S. contribution, a $531 million investment, consists of several key components of the particle accelerator and the ATLAS and CMS particle detectors.

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