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Collider: Step inside the world's greatest experiment

Wed, 1 May 2013

Collider: Step inside the world's greatest experiment

In November 2013, an exhibition about the Large Hadron Collider will open at the Science Museum London, transporting visitors to one of the greatest scientific and engineering endeavours of our time at CERN in Geneva.

The museum will be collaborating with designers and theatrical experts to create an experience which immerses visitors in the greatest intellectual adventure on the planet.

The exhibition will give visitors a close-up look at remarkable examples of CERN engineering, from the bottle of hydrogen gas that feeds the great machine, to its vast dipole magnets. There will be various historic objects on display from the museum's world-leading collections, including JJ Thomson's apparatus which led to the discovery of the electron, and the accelerator Cockcroft and Walton used to first split the atom.

The immersive exhibition will blend theatre, video and sound art, taking visitors to the site of the Large Hadron Collider where they can explore areas including CERN'S control room and a huge underground detector cavern. Visitors can meet 'virtual' scientists and engineers from CERN, snoop around a researcher's workbench and examine objects up close. Visitors will also be able to follow the story of how people have studied particle physics through the museum's historic collections - on display will be J.J Thomson's apparatus which led to the discovery of the election in 1897; and the accelerator used by Cockcroft and Walton to split the atom in 1932.  

 

 

 

Contact one of our experts today to discuss your tailor-made package to London and to book your tickets to Collider: Step inside the world's greatest experiment, 13th November 2013 - 30th April 2014.

The European Study Tours Team

    

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