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ATLAS magnets. Engineer working on the toroidal magnets for the ATLAS (a toroidal LHC apparatus) detector at CERN (the European particle physics laboratory) near Geneva, Switzerland. These are the largest toroidal magnets ever built. They will bend charged particles, allowing their momenta to be measured. The detector will be placed around the large hadron collider (LHC), CERN's highest energy particle accelerator. ATLAS is a general- purpose detector designed to measure the broadest possible range of particles and physical processes that could result from the collision of the proton beams within the LHC. A pilot run of the LHC is scheduled for summer 2007.
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