U of M researchers working to unlock secrets of universe

Large Hadron ColliderAbout 25 physics researchers from the University of Minnesota are working with scientists worldwide to recreate what happened immediately after the Big Bang-the celestial smashing of atoms that created matter. Scientists have gathered at the CERN laboratory, located near Geneva, Switzerland, to collide tiny particles at nearly the speed of light. In the coming weeks, the experiment, which began in September, will send particles hurling through 17 miles of a tunnel called the "Large Hadron Collider," which is buried 300 feet underground at the Swiss-French border. Read more>>

October 9, 2008