MOSI first tour venue of Hadron Collider exhibition

Date Posted: 03/02/2014

The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Manchester will be the first stop in a tour of the Science Museum’s Collider exhibition, which ‘transports’ students into the heart of one of the greatest scientific experiments of our time: the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Collider: step inside the world’s greatest experiment will run at the Museum of Science and Industry from 23rd May to 28th September, following a successful run in London.

Blending theatre, video and sound art, the show takes school groups on a behind-the-scenes tour of the CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva.

Through close collaboration with CERN, children can enjoy exclusive access to real LHC artefacts in the exhibition including a part of one of the large 15-metre magnets that steer the particle beam, and elements from each of the LHC’s four giant detectors.

Brian Cox, Professor of Particle Physics at the University of Manchester, has a cameo role in the critically acclaimed exhibition. He said: “Manchester is where modern particle physics began when Rutherford discovered the atomic nucleus by smashing helium nuclei into gold foil, and that great intellectual adventure that continues in CERN today.

“In the exhibition I only get to be the tea boy, but I can tell you that CERN is an extraordinary place, and the exhibition team have done a great job of capturing the excitement, awe and wonder of the LHC and particle physics.” 

MOSI offers a range of activities and workshops for teachers arranging a school trip to the museum; ranging from pre-school to Key Stage 4.

Further dates for the Collider exhibition are yet to be announced.

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Photo credit: The Science Museum.

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