Mega Science Projects & Facilities

Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. It consists of a 27-kilometer ring of superconducting magnets with a number of accelerating structures to boost the energy of the particles along the way.

In the Construction of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC): Indian scientists have been involved in the design of many components of the LHC, whereas construction of those took place by scientists and engineers through Indian industries. Some of these components include superconducting corrector magnets, precision magnetic positioning system jacks, accelerator protection systems, quench detection electronics, vacuum system design for long beam transport lines, and cryogenic systems.

Area: High Energy Physics

Ministry/Department: Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and Department of Science and Technology (DST)

Partner Agencies: European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN), Europe

Nodal Centre: Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore

Contact Person: Dr. Brajesh Chandra Choudhury, India-CMS Spokesperson

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