Anatomy of the LHC

How the LHC works

LHC—decoded!
A series from symmetry breaking explaining the displays physicists and engineers use to monitor the LHC and analyze data.
LHC Page 1 | ATLAS event display | CMS event display

The Bottle to Bang
This six-minute-long animated video explains exactly how the LHC accelerator works, including the whole chain of events that starts with a hydrogen bottle and ends with high-energy particle collisions.

How ATLAS works
This few-minute excerpt from the ATLAS movie explains how the ATLAS particle detector works.

Interactive ATLAS detector
Interactive animation that explains the various parts of the ATLAS detector.

Interactive CMS detector
Interactive flash animation showing how different particles travel through the CMS detector layers.

Virtual tours

ALICE LHCb and LHC
CMS ATLAS