THE FIELD OF PARTICLE PHYSICS CONSTANTLY INCREASES SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE, WHICH OFTEN FINDS APPLICATIONS IN EVERYDAY LIFE.
For example, computer simulation tools designed by CERN, such as Geant4, which simulates the passage of particles through matter, have applications in various fields such as electronics, computer simulations in companies, medicine and industry. New knowledge in physics makes it possible to formulate new models that describe nature and to obtain more data to test these models and thereby advance theories.
Eight experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) use detectors to analyse the myriad of particles produced by collisions in the accelerator. These experiments are run by collaborations of scientists from institutes all over the world. Each experiment is distinct, and is characterised by its detectors. The top photo shows part of the ATLAS detector during upgrade work for LHC’s Run 3. Credits: CERN (and for the second Michael Hoch).