THIS WEEKEND… go and see Collider at the Science Museum.
Monday 5 May is your last chance to see the Science Museum’s blockbuster exhibition about the world’s greatest experiment before it transfers to the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester, where it opens on 23 May.
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. See history being made in this immersive exhibition which blends theatre, video and sound art with real artefacts from CERN to recreate a visit to the famous particle physics laboratory.
The Large Hadron Collider is the largest, most sophisticated and most powerful scientific device ever made. When in operation, trillions of protons race around the LHC accelerator ring at 99.9999991% the speed of light, with 600 million collisions taking place every second.
Image: Detail of the detectors section, Collider exhibition, Science Museum. Credit: Nick Rochowski for Science Museum
Posted 3 months ago on Friday, 2nd May 2014