A Few Things Ill Considered

Great little video overview of LHC

I don’t know if you all do too, but I find the whole LHC thing pretty interesting.

So here’s a short video (6ish minute) that gives a very simple and visual overview of how the whole thing operates:

Not at the physics grad student level or anything, but interesting for the rest of us!

Interesting factoid: at their speed of 99.9999991% of the speed of light, the accelerated protons will have a mass 7000 times that of their mass at rest.


  1. #1 Reginald
    September 16, 2008

    The idea of particles having such a humongous non-rest mass is just mind-boggling. Thanks for the video, it’s like particle Nascar.

  2. #2 Ian
    September 16, 2008

    “the accelerated protons will have a mass”

    Protons are Catholic???!!!

  3. #3 Temaharay
    September 16, 2008

    Did the world end yet?