supercollider

noun
su·​per·​col·​lid·​er | \ ˈsü-pər-kə-ˌlī-dər How to pronounce supercollider (audio) \

Definition of supercollider

: a very large collider capable of accelerating particles to very high energies

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In 2012, the world’s biggest supercollider discovered the Higgs boson, completing the Standard Model of particle physics. Quanta Magazine, "Have Physicists Discovered a New Boson?," 14 June 2016 The need to upgrade CMS comes from a recent upgrade of the supercollider itself. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Large Hadron Collider Gets “Open Heart Surgery”," 3 Mar. 2017 That’s because back in April 2016 another marten, aka CERN Weasel, made it into the supercollider and chewed its way through a 66,000 volt transformer. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Museum Displays the Weasel that Brought Down Particle Physics," 1 Feb. 2017 Maybe somebody should have given those physicists a big Supercollider to play with, to keep them out of trouble… Bruce Sterling, WIRED, "I Blame the Physicists," 19 Nov. 2008 That’s because back in April 2016 another marten, aka CERN Weasel, made it into the supercollider and chewed its way through a 66,000 volt transformer. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Museum Displays the Weasel that Brought Down Particle Physics," 1 Feb. 2017

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1983, in the meaning defined above

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