Tunneling machine at CERN

Tunneling machine at CERN

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This image is part of the feature 50 Years Of Cern Physics

Credit: CERN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: The tunnelling machine used to excavate the tunnel for the Super-Proton-Synchrotron (SPS) accelerator at CERN, the European particle physics laboratory outside Geneva, in 1975. The accelerator, beneath French & Swiss farmland, forms a ring 7 km in circumference. In the 1980s, it was modified to operate as a collider, with protons travelling in one direction, antiprotons in the opposite direction.

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Keywords: 1975, accelerator, boring machine, cern, constructing, construction, european centre for, for tunnels, geneva, nuclear research, particle physics laboratory, sps accelerator, super-proton-synchrotron, switzerland, tunnel, tunnelling machine

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