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To survey the ring tunnel, thousands of control points were shot with laser trackers and confirmed in order to maintain a reliable control network.

Neutrino Beam! Scanning a Ring Tunnel

The surveying challenges for construction related to a particle accelerator are exacting—but surprisingly familiar.  By Matteo Luccio Trillions of neutrinos from the sun and other celestial objects pass harmlessly and unnoticed through our bodies each second. These tiny particles are among the most abundant in the universe–a billion times more abundant than those that make...