High Impact Visual Experience
The exhibition, located in the basement of the Science Museum, took a month to install and opened to the public on 13th November 2013.
The immersive exhibition takes visitors on a journey deep underground to step inside the world’s greatest experiment. Through the projections, they can witness the uncovering of the Higgs boson, explore the 27-km collider and its cathedral-sized detector caverns and discover how studying the subatomic world can point the way to a fuller understanding of our universe.
The different lens options and lens shift capabilities of the five EH505 projectors made installation easy as the projectors could be adjusted perfectly to the space limitations and image requirements. Rear projection provided a visually discreet solution with the projectors installed completely out of sight within the exhibition.
Collider: step inside the world’s greatest experiment is already proving popular with both the public and journalists and has received the following glowing reviews from the press:
‘a bold endeavour to bring fundamental physics to the people… in many ways it’s better than the real thing [visiting CERN]’ - The Independent
‘It’s impressive that everything is both visually striking (pretty, even) and yet informative, and the Science Museum should be very pleased with Collider.’ - New Statesman
‘There is more to the show than the science, however. The museum pulled off the even harder trick of depicting CERN’s character.’ - The Economist
The exhibition will be shown at the Science Museum from 13 November 2013 - 5 May 2014. It will then move to the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, from 23 May – 28 September 2014 before embarking on an international tour through to the end of 2016.
Image copyrights include © Science Museum and © Science Museum / Nick Rochowski
The exhibition was supported by the Science & Technology Facilities Council, Winton Capital Management and The Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom. There was also support from Advanced Oncotherapy plc, National Instruments, The Ogden Trust and Collider Exhibition Patrons and Supporters.