Speaking to Deccan Chronicle on the sidelines of Kurukshetra, a four-day technical festival organised by the College of Engineering, Guindy, on Saturday, Prof. Guido Emilio Tonelli, spokesperson of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) project of CERN, recalled that scientists took over 20 years to discover the Higgs-Boson particle, the smallest sub-atomic particle.

“We used the world’s biggest atom smashing machine, the Ł2.6 billion Large Hadron Collider on the Swiss-French border, to track down the missing particle. With this success now, CERN has plans to build an 80-km collider, which may provide us with more answers as to how the universe started thousands of billion years ago,” he said.