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Seeing the smallest objects requires humongous energy

  • NEW YORK TIMES / 2010

    The Large Hadron Collider was used in 2012 to find the elusive Higgs boson particle. The complex machine at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Geneva, includes a huge superconducting electromagnet.

It is an interesting aspect of the universe and an ironic sense of unity that it requires more energy to see smaller objects. This is the result of the properties of waves in general and specifically the nature of electromagnetic waves. Read more

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