The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Geneva is the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator till date.
The LHC consists of a 27 kilometre (circumference) ring of superconducting magnets with a number of accelerating structures to boost the energy of the particles along the way.
The LHC tunnel is about 100 metres beneath the border of Switzerland and France.
Inside the accelerator, two high-energy particle beams travel at close to the speed of light before they are made to collide.
The beams cross paths in four locations along the accelerator ring where the sophisticated detectors are placed to record the particles coming out of the collision.
The energy of the collision can be converted into mass, creating new massive particles which being unstable quickly decay into less massive particles, leaving behind a whole zoo of particles for scientists to study.
This is the first and only college in INDIA to participate in this international experiment.
Support for R&D by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India under India - CMS Collaboration.
Students of this college will be participating in physics analyses like search for new particles, Supersymmetry, Dark Matter, detector R&D and fabrication.
Students will also get a rare opportunity to visit and work at the experimental site at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland.