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U.S. Completes Contribution to World's Most Powerful Particle Accelerator


June 30, 2008

Photo of Large Hadron Collider. The U.S. contribution to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been completed on budget and ahead of schedule. The LHC, located near Geneva, Switzerland, at the CERN laboratory, is the largest international scientific facility ever built. The U.S. contribution, a $531 million investment, consists of several key components of the particle accelerator and particle detectors. Full Story

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