Metallic snake

Metallic snake


This shot is the first of a series of shots I took at the CERN.
CERN is the European Organization for Nuclear Research, the world’s largest particle physics centre. It sits astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva.
CERN is a laboratory where scientists unite to study the building blocks of matter and the forces that hold them together. CERN exists primarily to provide them with the necessary tools. These are accelerators, which accelerate particles to almost the speed of light and detectors to make the particles visible.
Founded in 1954, the laboratory was one of Europe’s first joint ventures and includes now 20 Member States.
Several shot I’ll be putting online in the next few days have been taken at the CERN on saturday April 22, 2006. I went to the CERN for a private visit organized on a Nikon enthusiasts Internet forum . Our guide was Mike, an engineer who works at the CERN. Thank you Mike for your time and efforts to explain to a group of photographers the basics of particles studies. The whole forum’s topic with many shots taken by diffferent photographers during this visit can be seen here (in french).

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