FILE – JULY 4: Scientists at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have announced that they have discovered a new particle that could be the Higgs boson.
GENEVA – JUNE 16: A model of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) tunnel is seen in the CERN (European Organization For Nuclear Research) visitors’ center June 16, 2008 in Geneva-Meyrin, Switzerland. CERN is building the world’s biggest and most powerful particle accelerator. The LHC is being installed in a tunnel 27 kilometers in circumference, buried 50 – 150 meters below ground. It will provide collisions at the highest energies ever observed in laboratory conditions. Four huge detectors – ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCB – will observe the collisions so that the physicists can explore new territory in matter, energy, space and time. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)