The renowned Large Hadron Collider Exhibition from London’s Science Museum has opened in Brisbane.
Hadron Collider: Step Inside the World’s Greatest Experiment celebrates the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, a super experiment that operates at the frontiers of human ingenuity.
The award-winning exhibition recreates the largest scientific experiment ever constructed. Buried deep under the border between Switzerland and France, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the work of 10,000 men and women from across the globe, united in their quest to uncover the fundamental building blocks of the universe.
It was at the Hadron Collider that the Higgs boson was discovered in 2012, capturing the public’s imagination like few other experiments.
Hadron Collider: Step Inside the World’s Greatest Experiment will take visitors to the heart of a particle collision, with a behind-the-scenes look into the particle physics lab at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland.
Visitors will be able to talk to virtual scientists, walk the tunnels of CERN, explore the control room and stand in the heart of a particle collision to relive a historical moment of scientific discovery.
“Exhibitions like this inspire people to better understand and appreciate the way science is continually refining and expanding our knowledge of the universe,” says Queensland Museum Network CEO and director Professor Suzanne Miller.
“Thousands of scientists are working in the LHC to improve our understanding of the building blocks of life.
“This immersive exhibition uses tangible elements to help explain particle physics and quantum mechanics.
“Visitors can talk to virtual scientists, walk the tunnels of CERN, explore the control room and stand in the heart of a particle collision to relive an historical moment of scientific discovery.
“Science helps us discover what’s in the universe and how those things work today, how they worked in the past, and how they are likely to work in the future.
“The LHC has captured imaginations of people worldwide and we are delighted to give our visitors the chance to see the project through the eyes of the scientists behind its design and operation.”
Hadron Collider: Step Inside the World’s Greatest Experiment is on at Queensland Museum from 9 December 2016 until 25 April 2017.
Tickets are on sale now at Qtix.