Secrets of the Universe – in English
The truth is that there is still a lot we do not know about our universe.
The film Secrets of the Universe captures the excitement and science that is currently taking place at the European Center for High Energy Physics (CERN), the world’s largest physics laboratory.
CERN consists of The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is the world’s largest particle accelerator. The accelerator is located underground forming a 27 kilometer long ring beneath the Jura Mountains and crosses the border between Switzerland and France.
LHC makes it possible to accelerate both protons and heavy ions to achieve incredible speeds.
The researchers hope in the proton-proton clashes to create some of the particles predicted by the theoretical particle physicists and through experiments with heavy ions to demonstrate the existence of the postulated gluon quark plasma.
The LHC has already shown its worth when it in 2012 succeeded proving the existence of the Higgs particle, which was predicted by physicist Peter Higgs back in the 1960s.
In Secrets of the Universe, researcher Manuel Calderon de la Barca Sanchéz takes us on a journey that provides insight into the enormous forces needed to solve the universe’s greatest puzzles.