CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) is a research organization that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world, located in Geneva, Switzerland. It is known for its flagship project, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a circular particle accelerator that spans over 27 kilometers underground at CERN. It is used to accelerate particles to high speeds and collide them to study the fundamental structure of matter and the universe.
CERN has released 300 terabytes (TB) of data from its experiments at the LHC to the public. This includes data from the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) and A Toroidal LHC Apparatus (ATLAS) detectors, which were used to discover the Higgs boson in 2012.
The data released by CERN is available for free on the CERN Open Data Portal, where anyone can download and analyze it. The portal also provides tools and resources for users to understand and work with the data.
CERN released this data to promote open science and make the research conducted at the LHC more transparent and accessible to the public. It also allows for collaboration and new discoveries to be made by scientists and researchers all over the world.