Is Larger Better in Particle Physics?

How particle accelerators retrace the course of time.

Photographer: Maximilien Brice, CERN, (License: CC-BY-SA-4.0)

Particle Accelerators for Pedestrians

Illustration of linear and circular accelerators and the increase in size to reach higher energy with a fixed electric field.
Illustration of linear and circular accelerators and the increase in size to reach higher energy with a fixed electric field.
Illustration of the increase in size of an accelerator to reach higher energy.

Mass is Energy and Vice Versa

A Particle Accelerator Is a Microscope

Illustration of two waves of different energy with the largest allowing the distinguish more details inside a box.
Illustration of two waves of different energy with the largest allowing the distinguish more details inside a box.
Illustration of the larger power of resolution of a higher energy wave.
Feynman diagram of two electrons scattering with a photon exchange.
Feynman diagram of two electrons scattering with a photon exchange.
Feynman diagram of two electron scattering with a photon exchange.

Accelerator Are Time Machines

Timeline of the early universe, including collision energies, from the Big Bang to the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB).
Timeline of the early universe, including collision energies, from the Big Bang to the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB).
Timeline of the early universe from the Big Bang to the Cosmic Microwave Background.

To Go Further

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