Collider exhibition audio content

    Listen to this series of audio descriptions made for the Collider exhibition.

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    Inside the Collider exhibition

    Listen to curator and particle physisist Harry Cliff as he gives a spoken introduction and walk-through of the Collider exhibition at the Science Museum and takes you through each space in turn, highlighting some of the key objects, sights and sounds.
    Introduction to the Collider exhibition audio file

    Objects

    Listen to these short audio descriptions of objects from the Collider exhibition.

    Hydrogen gas bottle

    This audio description is of a hydrogen canister from the Collider exhibition. The canister was used to feed particles into the Large Hadron Collider in 2012.
    Hydrogen gas bottle audio file

    Superconducting magnet

    This audio description is of a superconducting magnet exhibited in Collider. Magnets like these steer the beams of particles around the Large Hadron Collider
    Superconducting magnet audio file

    Particle detector

    This audio description is of a particle detector exhibited in Collider. These delicate silicon detectors are from the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider.
    Particle detector audio file

    Cathode ray tube

    An audio description of the cathode ray tube used in 1897 by J. J. Thomson to discover the first elementary particle of nature, the electron.
    Cathode ray tube audio file

    Champagne bottle

    This audio description is of a champagne bottle, drunk from by theoretical physicist Peter Higgs the night before the discovery of the Higgs boson was announced.
    Champagne bottle audio file