|CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva is the largest nuclear
physics laboratory in the world, where scientists from twenty countries have spent decades
studying the particles that constitute matter, through a series of international programs. In
2008, a new series of experiments was launched to understand fully the nature of
elementary particles and "dark matter". This opened unprecedented opportunities to
understand both the forces that hold together the matter of which we are made and the
Universe's origins and evolution.
This internationally prominent project, one of the most spectacular undertakings in the
history of science and an extremely potent drive for industrial innovation, culminated in
constructing the giant Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the largest "particle accelerator" in
the world. The 27-km long underground ring is equipped with highly sophisticated sensors that
can measure subatomic particle collisions with a precision hundreds of thousands of times
greater than that of normal microscopes.
A fascinating photographic survey describes the essential phases of constructing the
colossal equipment to perform the four main experiments. It is enriched by a sophisticated,
experimental graphic design and the stories of the Italian scientists from the INFN (National
Institute of Nuclear Physics), who made vital contributions to the project and constructing
The book is completed by descriptions illustrating the important contribution that Italian
companies made to this major project, demonstrating Italy's competitive capacity for
excellence in the most important technological undertakings in Europe.
|INFN texts: Roberto Petronzio, Pierluigi Campana, Sandro Centro, Maria Curatolo, Marcella Diemoz, ,
Eugenio Nappi, Marco Paganoni, Lucio Rossi, Walter Scandale, Romeo Bassoli.
|Dott. Arch. PhD. Federico Brunetti.
- former visiting Professor in Laboratory of Drawing at Politecnico di Milano (1998-2005), he
partecipates to scientific activity of In.D.A.Co. Department.
Professor of Fotografia e Architettura at Accademia di Brera (from 2007- ongoing ).
- Photographer of Architecture for visual representation, analysis, communication of the project within
the research on the image, design, territory and urban landscape.
Recent studies and publications concern the representation methodologies in scientific research,
(Firenze UNESCO 2005, Trieste CF2007), and specially about the LHC experiments at CERN in
Geneve and italian collaboration of INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare).