"Sumptuous, extra-large coffee-table book with readily understandable texts." Bild der Wissenschaft
"This coffee-table book looks like breaking a record. Its two-page photographs demonstrate that the Large Hadron Collider is the mother of all machines. For those who could never be on site, photographer Peter Ginter provides an impressive and aesthetic look into the World Machine." Physik Journal
"It took fifteen years to complete the 27 kilometres long 'Large Hadron Collider' at the European research centre CERN. For the entire fifteen years, photographer Peter Ginter accompanied and documented the construction of the LHC and created breathtaking pictures of the technology and the people dedicated to uncovering the last secrets of particle physics." Frankfurter Allgemeine
The Large Hadron Collider is the largest particle accelerator in the world, a 27-kilometre ring of superconducting magnets in a tunnel 100 m beneath the Franco-Swiss border at the CERN research laboratory. It was built to answer the most fundamental question of our universe: where do we come from? Peter Ginter, one of the world's leading photographers, acclaimed author Franzobel and Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Director General of CERN, tackle the subject of this largest and most complex machine ever imagined by man, the 'World Machine', a huge underground particle physics experiment, which will offer science insights into the beginnings of our universe. Unique and amazing photographs make the invisible visible. Peter Ginter has documented the making of the LHC over more than 15 years, not only at CERN, but also by visiting locations across the world where significant contributions have been made to the construction of the LHC. The book was published in scientific, editorial and artistic collaboration with CERN and UNESCO. Text in English, German & French.