Collider – Science Museum

The second exhibition I saw at the Science Museum was Collider. Designed as an immersive experience, it looks at the largest scientific experiment ever constructed, the CERN Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. It started with a rather cheesy video presentation, then opened up to let you walk through the collider – which in real life is 27 km long – and learn about the uncovering of the Higgs boson particle.

I enjoyed the exhibition, particularly the video and multimedia aspects which helped me to understand what was going on. Having not studied science for over ten years, I really had to struggle to understand the concept behind the collider but I certainly came out with a better grasp of it than when I went in.