ATLAS cavern inaugurated

4 June 2003

After five years of innovative and ingenious civil engineering, the ATLAS detector cavern (35 x 55 x 40 metres) is fully excavated and ready for the installation of the detector. ATLAS, CERN officials, and political authorities, including the President of the Swiss Confederation Pascal Couchepin, celebrate the inauguration of the first cavern on the LHC on 4 June 2003.

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