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Stand-alone viewer for collision events as detected by the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

A wonderful public outreach tool that other research groups should take notice of when trying to communicate with the public.

From the CMS page:

The CMS experiment uses a general-purpose detector to investigate a wide range of physics, including the search for the Higgs boson, extra dimensions, and particles that could make up dark matter. Although it has the same scientific goals as the ATLAS experiment, it uses different technical solutions and design of its detector magnet system to achieve these.