Is The Higgs Boson Somewhere Inside Your Smartphone?


Christopher Boddy

As we all know, the Large Hadron Collider has been grievously behind the times technologically. Sure, its giant array of superconducting magnets, kept cool by almost a hundred tons of liquid helium is pretty neat, and the muon spectrometer is no slouch. But the LHC hasn't put it all in a convenient smartphone app -- until now.

With LHSee, released today by CERN's app specialists, you can investigate the fundamental nature of the universe -- the nature of spacetime, the origin of matter -- while you wait for the bus.

The free Android app lets you watch particle collisions live, as they happen in Geneva, in 2-D or 3-D; to learn about how the LHC and the universe works; and ultimately be the one to spot the "God particle."

The app is downloadable from the Android Marketplace.