Le grand collisionneur de hadrons : un gigantesque projet scientifique.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a megascience project.

Auteurs : LEBRUN P.


The LHC will be the next particle accelerator built to serve the world's high-energy physics community at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. Reusing the 26.7-km circumference tunnel and infrastructure of the existing LEP collider, the LHC will make use of advanced technology (high-field superconducting magnets operated in superfluid helium) to push the energy frontier up by an order of magnitude, while remaining economically feasible. The LHC demonstrates on a grand scale several typical features of megascience projects, such as the need for international funding, world-wide co-operation and integration in the local environment.


  • Titre original : The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a megascience project.
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 2001-0645
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Date d'édition : 05/04/2000
  • Source : Source : CERN/Pap. Eloisatron Proj. Workshop, Erice
    LHC Proj. Rep. 374; 8 p.; 4 fig.; 2 tabl.; 14 ref.
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