Collider: step inside the world’s greatest experiment
13 November 2013 - 5 May 2014
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Come on a journey inside the largest scientific experiment ever constructed. Buried deep under the border between Switzerland and France, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is the work of 10,000 men and women from across the globe, united in their quest to uncover the fundamental building blocks of our universe.
This immersive exhibition blends theatre, video and sound art with real artefacts from CERN, recreating a visit to the famous particle physics laboratory. We’ll take you behind the scenes to witness the uncovering of the Higgs boson, explore the 27-km collider and its cathedral-sized detector caverns, and discover how studying the subatomic world can point the way to a fuller understanding of our universe.
See history being made. Meet engineers who build the impossible. Walk the tunnels of CERN. Stand in the heart of a collision. Witness a moment of discovery. Step inside the world's greatest experiment.
‘a bold endeavour to bring fundamental physics to the people… in many ways it’s better than the real thing [visiting CERN]’ The Independent
‘It’s impressive that everything is both visually striking (pretty, even) and yet informative, and the Science Museum should be very pleased with Collider.’ New Statesman
‘refreshingly grown-up’ BBC Radio 4 ‘PM’ programme
‘There is more to the show than the science, however. The museum pulled off the even harder trick of depicting CERN's character.’ The Economist
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