an enormous machine, at the bottom of which stands a person in a hard hat.

The Compact Muon Solenoid being assembled.  This particle detector in Switzerland recently discovered the Higgs Boson and continues to search for new particles.  UA faculty Conor Henderson and Paolo Rumerio are part of the collaboration using this detector.

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