CERN, the European Laboratory for High Energy Particle Physics has existed since the 29th of September 1954. It has been home to some of the largest Particle accelerators in mankind's history, thanks to its scientists and engineers from its member and observer states throughout the World. It is currently home to the single most complicated machine constructed by humanity, The Large Hadron Collider, LHC, which uses the World's largest computer network, known as the Grid, to run selection routines using the famous ROOT C++ interpreter, developed at CERN, to search for new physics that will complete and move beyond The Standard Model; humanities guidelines for the world of fundamental physics.

In this documentary we look at how it all begin, how so many nations- filled with highly skilled engineers and scientists took the time and effort to place their attention on the most fundamental aspects of our Universe.
CERN's Super Proton Synchrotron is in operation during the time of this documentary, 1966-1967. It is also interesting to see how they predicted the necessity to construct the Large Electron Positron (LEP) Collider, which was constructed in the 1980's in order to observe Electroweak Symmetry Breaking as predicted by Glashow, Salam and Weinberg. The LEP Collider was a necessary step in the evolution towards the LHC today and in development of other particle physics laboratories, such as Stanford Linac and Fermilab, and in the future development of the International Linear Collider (ILC) to be.

We often forget the sources of our development, and we must recognise where and when innovation in technology occurs. The implimentation of the Walton-Cockroft Accelerators lead to the first nuclear transmutations which lead to the Atomic age.
Such accelerators are integral in all particle accelerators today, such as the 750 KeV pre-accelerator in the LHC. RF cavities used to further accelerate particles are the main component in medical LINACs for use in clinical X-ray and electron therapy beams. Such devices and are constructed for use for RADAR Klystrons, devices that can be made to very large or very small sizes for just about any use- from navigation to potential renewable fuel generation.

Even the World Wide Web owes its very existence to CERN, as the first Hypertext Transfer Protocall (HTTP) was performed in C code on a NEXT terminal using a Cisco Systems IP router.

Film Duration: 26 min