7 things you didn’t know about CERN and the strange world of particle physics

Searching for the truth: Scientists at CERN, including Fabiola Gianotti, the current Director General Image: REUTERS/Pierre Albouy

Ceri Parker

Previously Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum

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Smashing: A simulation of protons colliding in the Large Hadron Collider
Smashing: A simulation of protons colliding in the Large Hadron Collider Image: CERN

CERN spiral galaxy NGC 4639 NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope constellation black hole
A galaxy glimpsed by the Hubble telescope - but we're still in the dark Image: REUTERS/ESA/Hubble

Small beer? CERN costs a cappuccino a year per European
Small beer? CERN costs a cappuccino a year per European Image: REUTERS/Daniel LeClair

Schumpeter, The Economist

This weasel is in no way implicated in the power outage at CERN
This weasel is in no way implicated in the power outage at CERN Image: Snowmanradio/Flickr
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