An Engineer in Wonderland – Big Science

cern-icon-velo-2008-001.gifI admire the search of knowledge for the sake of knowledge.

And I particularly admire it when lots of engineers get paid to design interesting and challenging stuff to support the science.

Which is why I was particularly impressed when a friend drew my attention to some pictures from the Large Hadron Collider under the boarders of Switzerland and France.

Wow – to the scale of the thing, and the courage of the vision that made it possible.

‘Alice’

Reply below, or to alice@electronicsweekly.com

(Pictured: Three modules of the LHCb Vertex Locator in the H8 test beam in the North Area)

Tags: big science, courage, Large Hadron Collider, switzerland, Wonderland

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2 Comments

  1. August 22, 2008 13:10

    Alice,
    I just spotted your tag;
    ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment @ CERN)
    Now we know ;-]

  2. August 08, 2008 15:22

    Amazing. Those are seriously impressive images. The golden hues add to their lustre (!)
    AW

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