Collider: step inside the world's greatest experiment

 

Overview

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 ten thousand men and women from across the globe, united in their quest to uncover the fundamental building blocks of our universe.

 

Our 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.

Collider: step inside the world's greatest experiment will be open until 6 May 2014. We recommend it for post-16 students.

Schools can benefit from discounted rates by pre-booking on 020 7942 4777. Booking terms apply.

Image courtesy of Science Museum / Nissen Richards Studio

Collider: step inside the world's greatest experiment is part-funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council, Winton Capital Management, the Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom, and has additional support from a number of generous individuals.

Duration:
45 minutes
Suitable for:
ages 16 upwards
Places per session:
20
Pre-booking req'd:
yes
Supervisory ratio:
1:20
Cost:
£4 per student; accompanying adults free.

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