Major Parts of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider Are Made by Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission

Pakistan has become a major contributor to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) located at the underground CERN facility at the border of Switzerland and France.


In case you are wondering, LHC is the world’s largest and most powerful particle collider, the largest and most complex experimental facility ever built, and the largest single machine in the world.


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LHC is being used to trace the origins of the Universe. In 2012, LHC also discovered the sub-atomic particle known as the Higgs-Boson.

According to details, a high-rate Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC) installed in the LHC was designed at the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) and the National Centre for Physics (NCP) Islamabad while it was manufactured at the Heavy Mechanical Complex (HMC) Taxila.

There are 300 RPCs installed in the LHC, of which 245 were designed and built in Pakistan.


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Pakistan had won the contract for manufacturing 288 RPCS by beating top Chinese and Japanese companies, including Kawasaki Heavy Industries.

Besides, Pakistan has been a major contributor to the LHC in numerous following ways:

  • Detector construction
  • Detector simulation
  • Physics analysis
  • Grid computing
  • Development of different mathematical software
  • Manufacturing of mechanical equipment
  • Alignment of the CMS tracker using lasers
  • Testing of electronic equipment
  • Construction of Barrel Yoke, each of which weighs 35 ton
  • Assembling of CF Fins for the Silicon Trekker’s TOB
  • Construction of 245 out of the 300 chambers of Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS)


  • Pakistan makes a very modest contribution. And let us stay modest.

    • Pakistan makes a contribution where many would love to, but are unqualified to. Let us be appreciative and positive.

  • AllahOAkbar Alhamdulillah , I’m proud of my fellow country men .May Allah tabarak o Taala bestow Rehmat and Barkat to us all ,Ameen.

  • Great Country, intellectual and intelligent people. Mere Watan! “Tujah pe Tan Man Dhan qurban” Pakistan Zindabad Painda!!!!! A Proud Pakistani.

  • Very pleasing and proud moments. Good to hear such positive news, may Allah give Pakistan more such moments and optiobs to contribute. Ameen

  • Great News. We should be grateful to Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto for laying the foundations for this and brought it up. Then Nawaz Shareef for taking it forward. We must not forget. Shaheed ZAB gave his life rather than compromise on this.

  • There are a lot of big claims made in the article but no sources are provided. Is it even true? Where is the supporting evidence?

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