Particle physics does not usually hit world headlines. But in July 2012, physicists at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research near Geneva, achieved what could be billed as the discovery of the century.
Using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) they found the strongest evidence so far to support a major theory of the structure of matter at a sub atomic level.
This most recent success has come after decades of development on the LHC. And over more than fifteen years, Fine Tubes have been developing and supplying high precision stainless steel tubes for the all-important cooling system.
It is an extraordinary breakthrough, pinpointing a sub atomic particle, assumed to be the Higgs boson. They may have isolated one of the most elusive building bricks of the universe, whose existence was predicted by Peter Higgs in 1964, but whose existence has until now been impossible to demonstrate.
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