This photo illustrates where the
underground tunnel that creates the Large
Hadron Collider lies 570 ft beneath the
ground in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Large Hadron Collider, Retrieved on February 17, 2010, from
This image is a silly comic about the uncertain effects that
the Large Hadron Collider might have and the hope
that the theorists are right about the outcome.
Are we still Alive? Retrieved February 17, 2010, from
This is a view of the inside of the tunnel being
built and worked on, this is where particles
will be broken apart.
Large Hadron Collider. Retrieved February 17, 2010, from
Large Hadron Collider /fot. www.neatorama.cachefly.net
This depiction of the Large Hadron Collider
shows what the tunnel looks like beneath
the ground and it’s inner workings.
Virtual No More (November 27th,2009), Retrieved February 17, 2010, from http://peculiarvelocity.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/hadron.jpg
• This pictures shows all of the different
experiments that make up the LHC and where the
experiment is beneath the Franco-Swiss border.
The Layout of the Large Hadron Collider, Retrieved February 17, 2010, from
• Two LHC Scientists in the middle of the
experiment, this photo shows the magnitude
of this invention.
Large Hadron Collider, Retrieved February 17, 2010, from
• This is a picture of a simulated Higgs Boson decay
pattern; Higgs Boson is widely regarded as the
“God Particle” that gives all other particles their
Higgs Boson, Retrieved February 17, 2010, from
• The LHC team successfully created the hottest temperature
ever in a lab 4 trillion degrees Celsius, which can break down
matter into the soup-like substance that it was microseconds
after the birth of our universe. This is 250,000 X’s hotter than
the center of the sun!
Quark Soup Served, Retrieved February 17, 2010
This is a timeline of “The Big Bang
Theory” that is being put to the test
using the LHC.
The Big Bang Theory, Retrieved February 17, 2010, from
• String Theory, it is not a widely
accepted explanation for the universe
but will be put to the test by the LHC.
A Sense of Scale, Retrieved February 17, 2010, from
The first image that I would choose for the
high school audience is the picture that shows
the size of the area covered by the Large Hadron
Collider. This image would be a good one for
these students because it is a clear depiction of
the magnitude of this experiment. The size of the
Large Hadron Collider is shocking and this picture
makes that easy to understand. The other image I
would have used is the comic. Comics are easy
attention-getters and would help the students
connect with the idea that the LHC is a very new
form of technology and the effects are uncertain.
It is an effective image because it presents its
information in a humorous way.
The first image I would choose for my
audience of science majors is the image that
explains the Big Bang Theory. The reason for this
choice is the fact that this theory is a driving force
of the LHC experiment and needs to be re-visited
and well understood, this picture provides that
explanation. The next image that I would choose
is the image of the simulated Higgs Boson decay
that I provided. The Higgs Boson particle is a
crucial element of the LHC experiment. Scientists
hope to create this “God Particle” in order to hold
the basis of all matter and the Universe. This
particle would unlock many doors. The audience
needs to see this particle and the captions
provides it’s significance.