There’s been a lot of talk about the Large Hadron Collider this past week since the device was switched on. And besides the scientists getting death threats and various debates about whether or not the power of the collisions produced could cause a black hole, one thing is for certain: not many people understand just what this 17-mile long machine is meant to do.
The people at CERN understand that particle physics isn’t the easiest thing to understand, nor is the purpose of a particle collider. Lucky for us, they’ve made a rap that explains the device and what it’s supposed to find in surprising detail.
It’s all in there: the Higgs Boson particle, dark matter, anti-matter, protons, you name it. But the people at CERN can explain it much better than I can. So without further adieu, check out the video below.