Particle detectors subatomic bomb squad

The manner in which particle physicists investigate collisions in particle accelerators is a puzzling process. Using detectors, scientists are able to somehow reconstruct the collisions and convert that information into physics measurements. In this video, U.S. CMS Education and Outreach Coordinator Don Lincoln sheds light on this mysterious technique. In a surprising analogy, he draws a parallel between experimental particle physics and bomb squad investigators and uses an explosive example to illustrate his points. View the video. Video: Fermilab