Citizen Cyberscience Centre Projects
LHC@home is a platform for volunteers to help physicists develop and exploit particle accelerators like CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, and to compare theory with experiment in the search for new fundamental particles.
By contributing spare processing capacity on their home and laptop computers, volunteers may run simulations of beam dynamics and particle collisions in the LHC’s giant detectors.
The platform has two active projects:
- Sixtrack: studies the LHC machine and its upgrade to understand the fundamental laws of the universe.
- Test4Theory: researches about the elusive Higgs particle with a virtual atom smasher.