I am an experimental particle physicist. I am extremely fortunate to work with my colleagues on the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. Our group builds these particle detectors that are like super-fast digital cameras which take pictures of the radiation coming from the explosions when the proton beams collide 40 million times a second. We use this accelerator, the largest machine ever built by man, to study the basic building blocks of nature and the rules for putting them together. In many ways, it is one of our greatest technological achievements.
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