Nerd's beauty. Incredible Labs for Space and Physics Research
Modern installations for the study of extensive air showers, the Large Hadron Collider, muon detectors, and antenna installations of incredible size – people who are far from a deep study of physics cannot even guess the purpose of such experimental installations. Huge funds are invested in their construction. The launch of many installations poses a significant risk to human civilization. The most highly qualified specialists from all over the world are involved in the development of modern laboratories. Only their efforts help to create new installations for conducting incredible physical experiments. Each of these settings serves its specific purpose. Many scientific polygons continue to work successfully for more than a dozen years.
Yakut installation of EAS, Russia
One of the world's largest research sites is located in the Lena river valley in Yakutia. This is the Yakut installation of EAS (Extensive Air Shower). This large-scale installation was separated into a separate scientific division in 1972. The main purpose of a complex scientific complex is to study ultra-high-energy particles. The equipment installed at the test site allows isolating and analyzing cosmic radiation, as well as its impact on the Earth's atmosphere. The unique equipment of the research center allows conducting research and analysis of energies that exceed 1017 eV.
The Yakut installation is the largest in Russia. It continues also to be one of the largest on the planet since its foundation. The polygon is a complex of various measuring devices. They are installed not only on the surface of the earth but also under it. Such underground devices are muon detectors with various power indicators. The area of the largest muon detector in the installation is 180 square meters.
The main feature of the Yakut installation is its complex operation. It allows the simultaneous measurement of a wide range of components. Such opportunities are not typical for many scientific centers of the world. It was this installation that made it possible to estimate the energy of a particle that initiates a broad atmospheric shower. The unique installation was formed more than 40 years ago. It is the only one in the world that allows simultaneous registration of all components and indicators of the extensive air shower at present. Next - KASCADE-Grande Lab
KASCADE-Grande Lab, Germany
The KASCADE-Grande installation is located in Karlsruhe. It was formed by specialists from the Technical Institute. It is a large ground network consisting of 252 detector stations. They are designed to study extensive air showers. These showers are the result of the impact of cosmic rays on the earth's atmosphere. Their energy is very high. The very first launch of the KASCADE-Grande experimental installation took place in 1996. The new improved KASCADE-Grande station started operating in 2003. Complete article
Amundsen-Scott Station, Antarctica
Amundsen-Scott Station is located near the South Pole. Many incredible stories are associated with it. This scientific complex was formed by scientists and researchers in the United States. It is often referred to as "camping for aliens". Many incredible conjectures are connected with it. But not everyone knows what scientific purposes this large-scale complex was created for. This station is one of the most modern and secret in the world. It is located in an incredibly difficult area. Complete article
AGASA Lab, Japan
The AGASA Lab is located in Japan. It was launched almost simultaneously with the installation in Yakutia. The two stations serve similar purposes. The main feature of the AGASA Lab is considered to be a huge scale. It covers an area of about 100 square kilometers. A network of detectors was installed in this huge area. The distance between them is 1,000 meters. Complete article
Allen Telescope Array, USA
The unique Allen Telescope Array station is located in the United States. It was formed by specialists from the SETI Institute, as well as the University of California, Berkeley. This station is a large-scale and complex system. It consists of 42 satellite dishes. The diameter of each such dish antenna is 6 meters. The project organizers plan to increase the number of antennas in the system to 350 in the future. Complete article
Compact Muon Solenoid, France
The CERN research organization is the center of several unique research complexes and detectors. It is located in Geneva. One of the most important, expensive, and unique detectors in the world is located on its territory. This is a Compact Muon Solenoid. The research center occupies a large territory even though it is based in Switzerland. This territory extends beyond the country's borders. A special experimental hall was built for the Compact Muon Solenoid near the village of Cessy in France to house it. Complete article
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA
The world-famous SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is located in the USA. It is known to many people for its outstanding features. The purpose of this laboratory is diverse research in the field of elementary particle physics. In particular, research on solid-state physics, as well as atomic physics, can be carried out thanks to a modern laboratory. The principle of synchrotron radiation is the basis of many research programs carried out in the laboratory. Complete article
Large Hadron Collider CERN, France
The Large Hadron Collider has become one of the most mentioned technical systems in recent years. Its complex name is known to millions of people on our planet today. It is a unique charged particle accelerator. It allows for studying the properties of heavy ions and protons. This state-of-the-art detector allows dispersing elementary particles and then studies the features of their collisions. Complete article