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High-Energy Physics

NSF-supported experimental facilities serve thousands of researchers probing the fundamental properties of matter at sub-atomic scales. The facilities are used to inspire and train students and future scientists in exploring what we're made of and how we can make use of that information.

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Image of the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider.

Large Hadron Collider

By accelerating and colliding particles at near the speed of light, scientists at the LHC seek to expand humanity's understanding of the physical universe....


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Image from an NSF-funded High Energy Physics facility.

Cornell Electron Storage Ring

CESR, an electron-positron collider, facilitates next-generation research on the nature of the physical universe....


Type: Facilities & Networks
Image from an NSF-funded High Energy Physics facility.

National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory

The primary scientific endeavor at NSCL is to unravel the mysteries that reside at the center of atoms, in atomic nuclei. Atomic nuclei are ten thousand times smaller than the atom they reside in, but they contain nearly all the atom's mass (more than 99.9 percent)....


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