The powerful collider at CERN broke world records for smashing together elementary particles at high levels of energy. Several great doomsday books have been inspired in anticipation of this major event.
Robert Sawyer’s amazing novel, Flash Forward. He researched heavily before writing his story, which opens with a 4-page description of the collider. All the rest proceeds from there. The novel has gone on to inspire a highly successful television series that is going into a new season.