Collider at the Science Museum
I am curator of Collider,
a new blockbuster exhibition that opened at the Science Museum on the 13th November 2013.
Collider is an immersive exhibition that takes visitors on a journey to the greatest scientific experiment on Earth, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Using techniques from theatre, video and graphic design, visitors will get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of life at Europe's particle physics laboratory, encounter scientists and engineers who work on this amazing machine and see incredible objects from the LHC, from giant magnets that steer beams of particles around the 27km LHC ring to the delicate and beautiful detectors at the heart of the LHCb experiment.
I've been lucky to be part of an incredible team at the Science Museum, including curators, theatre set designers, video artists, animators, graphic designers, playwrights and radio producers. Find out more at the Collider website
Praise for Collider:
"Sublime... a superb introduction to the esoteric world of experimental particle physics... Art and science really do collide, with spectacular results"
- 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. "
"In its exciting and bold new exhibition... the Science Museum scores a spectacular success in making the world's most famous scientific experiment fascinating and understandable."
- Huffington Post
"... a treasure trove and a unique opportunity to receive an introductory understanding of particle physics straight from the horse's mouth; it's directed at adults, not young children, and it's pitched at just the right level."
- One Stop Arts
"I recognise CERN"
- Rolf Heuer, Director General of CERN