The Unfinished Science Town Near Moscow

The Unfinished Science Town Near Moscow

Near Moscow there is a monstrous unfinished hadron collider with a 21 km (!) tunnel 60 m deep.

The Unfinished Science Town Near Moscow

“Glory to the Soviet science!”

The Unfinished Science Town Near Moscow

But it’s not the collider itself but a development shop where dispersed particles fly to. Their speed is almost equal to the speed of light.

The Unfinished Science Town Near Moscow

The accelerator pipe is covered with a thick layer of concrete.

The Unfinished Science Town Near Moscow

The particles are sent here.

The Unfinished Science Town Near Moscow

They say here works a man who once caught a particle beam right in his head, but do not worry, he is still alive.

The Unfinished Science Town Near Moscow

The particles pass through some detectors, then this shield stands on their way. The shield has 1600 lead bars. Signals are received from them and from the detectors, they go to the so-called brain center to be analyzed.

The Unfinished Science Town Near Moscow

The Unfinished Science Town Near Moscow

Local electricians’ job must be hard…

The Unfinished Science Town Near Moscow

The Unfinished Science Town Near Moscow

Data processing centre

The Unfinished Science Town Near Moscow

Another development shop protected from radiation with a think layer of concrete.

The Unfinished Science Town Near Moscow

The Unfinished Science Town Near Moscow

The Unfinished Science Town Near Moscow

The Unfinished Science Town Near Moscow

Unfinished buildings

Do you like industrial beauty as we do?

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11 thoughts on “The Unfinished Science Town Near Moscow”

  1. You can’t get a particle beam on your hand, accelerators operate in total vacuum because air molecules collide with them and stop them. Besides, every, day millions of high-speed neutrons cross our bodies and nothing happens.

    What happens if somebody accidentally removes one of these thousand cables and doesn’t remember which one?

    • Gerry, those be neutrinos, not neutrons, free neutrons decay quite rapidly. Close but very different beasts. I knew what you meant. BTW – About 65 billion solar neutrinos per second pass through every square centimeter perpendicular to the direction of the Sun in the region of the Earth. Anybody counting ! 🙂

    • “What happens if somebody accidentally removes one of these thousand cables and doesn’t remember which one?” – Looking at the little sticker on the end of the cable should provide a hint. Something not working should provide another. In some cases, it won’t matter exactly where it’s plugged in but rather what it’s plugged into.

  2. It is collider in Protvino.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNK_proton_accelerator
    http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/showthread.php/38699-Protvino-Particle-Collider-Russia

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