large hadron collider

large hadron collider

Hangout with CERN & Google Science Fair: Snapshots of the Invisible (S02E05)

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How do CERN scientists track particles? What's the latest news on the "Higgs-like Boson" announced on the 4th of July last year? Find out in this special Hangout with CERN in collaboration with the Google Science Fair. This week we travel 100 metres underground to the cathedral-like cavern of the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) detector. This is one of the detectors stationed around the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) like giant cameras, recording the results of sub-atomic particle collisions as they take "snapshots of the invisible". Hosted by former Google Science Fair finalist Gavin Ovsak, this hangout features the two people who announced the discovery of the Higgs-like Boson - CMS spokesperson Joe Incandela in the CMS cavern and ATLAS spokesperson Fabiola Gianotti, above ground with regular host ATLAS physicist Steven Goldfarb. Asking questions were Google Student Ambassadors Shiri Dori-Hacohen and Ahmed Shamy, as well as Professor Dr Sami M. AL-Jaber and students from An-Najah National University, Palestine, and Sofoklis Sotiriou and students from Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece. Google Science Fair is an online science competition open to students aged 13-18 from around the globe. Students can register at googlesciencefair.com. Find out more about CERN's involvement in Google Science Fair at http://goo.gl/N9f3G Recorded live on 21st February 2013. The hangouts with CERN answer questions received via #askCERN on Twitter and Google+ and via YouTube and Facebook comments. http://www.youtube.com/cerntv http://google.com/+CERN http://www.facebook.com/cern http://twitter.com/cern/ http://cern.ch/hangouts See CERN's previous hangouts via http://goo.gl/dbnrV and past shows from Google Science Fair 2013 Hangout On Air series at http://goo.gl/JfJJX