The 27 photographs are gorgeous; some are staggering, overwhelming; most are unfortunately completely uninformative. (And there are lots of inane comments at the end of the page.) What you really learn from the photographs is that everything is too big to photograph, yet it has a unique type of beauty. It’s the most complex and in many senses the largest experimental facility that humans have ever built; thousands of people have devoted as much as 15 years of their lives to getting it built; and it is in many ways the greatest scientific enterprise ever attempted. Getting it to work, and interpreting its data, will be a huge challenge that will occupy particle physicists for years to come.
March 27, 2009
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