Leonardo da Vinci may have been a forward-thinking engineer, but what if he had gotten into the particle physics game? CERN researcher Dr. Sergio Cittolin brought out his (not so) inner Renaissance Man with these illustrations of the Large Hadron Collider in Leonardo's style.

Cittolin works on the Compact Muon Solenoid detector, one of the LHC's two particle physics detectors. He actually started drawing these Leonardo-style renderings of the CMS detector long before the LHC was ever operational, and they now hang on the CERN hallways. He blends modern technology with Renaissance concepts, such as rendering large quantities of data as endless stacks of books.

Drawings of the elements of CMS detector, in the style of Leonardo da Vinci [CERN Documentation Server via It's Okay to be Smart]