Big Science Porn: Excellent new CERN Hadron collider QTVR


A couple of years ago, I pointed to some beautiful QTVR panoramas of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, shot by photographer Peter McCready (Link to archived BB post). CERN is the world's largest particle physics laboratory, and it is also the birthplace of the world wide web.


Today, Peter writes in to share some new and equally lovely panoramas (with sound!):

CERN recently invited me back to shoot the Compact Muon Spectrometer experiment (CMS): Link 1, Link 2.

And here's A Large Ion Collider Experiment (ALICE) at CERN: Link 1 Link 2 (the latter featuring the unprecedented privilege of actually getting
deep inside the detector itself!).

And here's a little more of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC): Link.


Reader comment: Cary says,

Please forgive me if this has been pointed out a million times, but is it purely coincidence that hadron is a letter flip from hardon? 'Large Hardon Collider' is a great gay porn title. Thanks for the laugh.

Mike says,

This weeks NOVA ScienceNOW episode had a segment on CERN and the LHC. The segment is available (like everything else on NOVA ScienceNOW) on pbs.org: Link.