Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Monster Machine

Miracle Machine

Photo: Michael Hoch (CERN/CMS)

This CMS tracker can be found as part of LHC at Cern. It is made by about 200 square meters of silicon detectors: it is the largest such detector ever built, with the highest number of electronic channels ever put together in such a devise.

If you are living close to an installation like this (there are several huge scientific machine several places on this planet; ESRF in Grenoble, Brookhaven in US etc), you should try to visit. It is mighty impressive to be close to these technological wonders.

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