Author's Note: What do particle physicists see when collisions happen?
While it'd be great to just see an amazing "collision" on screen and then watch a neon green particle appear that's never been spotted before, don't discount how exciting it must be for particle physicists in reality. Getting a whole bunch of data that points to something spectacular must be thrilling, in its own right, even if it doesn't mean a particle waving at you on the big screen.
- "The Safety of the LHC." CERN. (July 15, 2014) http://press.web.cern.ch/backgrounders/safety-lhc
- Boyle, Alan. "Doomsday fears spark lawsuit over collider." NBC News. March 28, 2008. (July 15, 2014) http://www.nbcnews.com/id/23844529/#.U8W2qY1dVEd
- Butterworth, Jon. "Even the most boring collisions at the Large Hadron Collider tell us something." The Guardian. Jan. 26, 2014. (July 15, 2014) http://www.theguardian.com/science/life-and-physics/2014/jan/26/even-the-most-boring-collisions-at-the-large-hadron-collider-tell-us-something-this-time-about-cosmic-rays
- CERN. "LHC. The Guide." Feb. 2009. (July 15, 2014) http://cds.cern.ch/record/1165534/files/CERN-Brochure-2009-003-Eng.pdf
- Fermilab. "How particle physics discovery works." Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. May 6, 2014. (July 15, 2014) http://www.fnal.gov/pub/science/particle-physics-101/how-works.html
- Preuss, Paul. "Understanding what's up with the Higgs boson." Berkeley Lab. June 28, 2012. (July 15, 2014) http://newscenter.lbl.gov/2012/06/28/higgs-2012/
- The Berkeley Lab. "The Particle Adventure." The Particle Data Group. 2014. (July 15, 2014) http://www.particleadventure.org/index.html