CERN muon detector gets major upgrade for better particle hunting


Noemi Caraban Gonzalez/CERN

THIS amazing instrument may be the world’s heaviest camera-like device. But instead of photons of light, it records something far more exotic: muons, produced by the collisions of billions of .

Weighing in at 14,000 tonnes, the Compact Muon Solenoid () detector is one of four big experiments at the , based at the CERN particle physics laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland. .

The CMS sits at one of …