The Standard Model of particle physics

The so-called "Standard Model" of particle physics is an elegant theory that mathematically describes the world around us. To test and improve the theory, physicists at CERN use particle accelerators to collide particles. They then measure the results of the collisions in particle detectors. But the Standard Model isn't perfect! CERN's work continues today on unanswered questions...

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This film shows how our current understanding of the world has been developed over the last several decades, highlighting CERN's major contributions. Notice the interactions between theories and experiments over the course of history. You will also work like this in S'Cool LAB!

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