A new exhibition will take the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to London in November 2013. In a close collaboration between CERN and the Science Museum, Collider: Step Inside the World’s Greatest Experiment will showcase CERN's activities through theatre, video and sound art.
Visitors will be guided through a digital control room and detector cavern, and will be able to interact with objects such as LHC magnets and parts of detector systems from the LHC. At the heart of the exhibition will be a 360-degree projection that will follow the journey of particles from source through the CERN accelerator chain to collision. The exhibition will take in the vast scale of CERN's activities from the subatomic to the gargantuan.
Also on display will be a historic exhibition about particle physics, featuring the apparatus that led JJ Thomson to discover the electron in 1897; and the accelerator that Cockcroft and Walton used to split the atomic nucleus in 1932.
“I particularly like the fresh, theatrical approach the Museum is taking to bringing the drama and excitement of cutting-edge science to the public,” CERN Director-General Rolf Heuer told the Science Museum.