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The Beautiful Detector January 15, 2007

Posted by gordonwatts in physics.
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From a nice puff piece in the New York Times magazine yesterday (Sunday):

Energy and beauty are deeply linked in contemporary physics

I’m fascinated by the gorgeous pictures a particle physics detector can make. The article includes a series of stunning pictures. Unfortunately, the layout of the magazine (and the large pages) is really the best way to see these. Even if you can’t find an old Sunday magazine in your local Star Bucks, looking at the slide show is worth it.

Someone should put together a table-top photography book collecting images from science.

P.S. That is a picture of the CMS detector from the NYTimes article. They have some great pictures of the CMS pit — which is empty. CMS is going to construct the whole detector above ground and lower it in. WOW!

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