The final piece of an all-new detector has completed the first leg of its journey towards unlocking some of the most enduring mysteries of the universe.
The 41-million-pixel Vertex Locator (VELO) was assembled at the University of Liverpool. It was assembled from components made at different institutes, before it traveled to its home at the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment at CERN.
Once installed in time for data-taking, it will attempt to answer the following questions:
- Why is the universe made of matter, not antimatter?
- Why does it exist at all?
- What else is out there?
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