CERN – Power research in the mysteries of the Universe – Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

CERN – Power research in the mysteries of the Universe

AT the largest particle accelerator, LHC at CERN, researchers collide nuclei and protons at the highest energies ever reached on Earth.

It is the largest physics experiment in the world. Here, the highest temperatures in the Universe are produced and measured – and also some of the lowest temperatures in the magnets and the LHC ring. The enormous energies are necessary, for Danish researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute to investigate in detail how the Universe looked in the very first fraction of a second after the Big Bang.

The purpose of the experiments is to explore natures fundamental forces, that govern the Universe, in particular the strong and weak forces.

These new and spectacular experiments offer completely new possibilities for studying the conditions prevailing in the Universe billions of years ago, only about 1 millionth of a second after its birth.

Produced by: The Compound for the Niels Bohr Institute, 2011
Duration: 17:03 min.