How was the universe born? What mysteries are hidden behind the elementary particles? The Large Hadron Collider, one of the largest devices in the history of science, was built in order to search for the smallest components of matter. We invite you to an exhibition prepared in CERN – European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva.
The exhibition presents the most intriguing mysteries of the universe. You will learn the basics of matter and a technique used in the study of elementary particles. You will check what the experiments carried out at CERN have in common with the Internet, GPS and medical diagnostics. You will see a model of one of the most powerful detectors of the Large Hadron Collider and you will learn more about the famous Higgs boson.
The exhibition will consist of three parts.
The first one will take you on a journey through time. We will go back about fourteen billion years – to the beginning of the Universe. What has happened in the first three minutes of its existence? You will follow the evolution from the Big Bang, to the formation of the solar system.
Then you will find out where did the elementary particles come from. How do they interact with each other, what are their characteristics and the history of discovery? What do we know about them and what still remains a mystery?
The Large Hadron Collider is trying to recreate the conditions just after the Big Bang. In the third part of the exhibition, you will learn how powerful and accurate equipment is needed for this project. You will decode what’s behind the shortcuts: ALICE, the LHC, CMS, ATLAS.
The exhibition prepared by:
European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN, in collaboration with Dudley Wright Foundation.
The exhibition was lasting
10 October 2013 – 30 March 2014