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World tour for Collider exhibition

World tour for Collider exhibition
29 Sep 2014

An exhibition that has just closed in Manchester is taking a three-year long tour around the world.

The display, Collider, has been at the city's Museum of Science & Industry in recent times, where it closed on September 28th.

Now the London Science Museum show is taking a trip which will see it visit Europe, as well as Asia and Australia.

The Palais de la découverte in Paris, France, will welcome the Large Hadron Collider show between October 17th this year and July 19th next year, creating a perfect day out for those planning flights to Paris.  

Palais de la découverte was created in the 1930s by Jean Baptiste Perrin, winner of the Nobel Prize, as a way of getting people engaged with the subject of science.

Next up, the show will head to four more cities in Asia as well as Australia.

The display marks the first time a major exhibition has taken people to the heart of CERN's Large Hadron Collider, according to the Science Museum.

It's a combination of video, theatre, sound and particle physics, which gives people a backstage tour of the particle physics lab at CERN, the museum adds.

People can see CERN artifacts as well as virtual engineers and scientists.

The show has won the Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits from the Society for the History of Technology.

“I am thrilled that thousands of people across the globe will now have the chance to experience our award-winning Collider exhibition during its international tour," commented Ian Blatchford, director at the Science Museum, which developed the exhibition.

"This has to be the most ambitious exhibition created by a science museum anywhere, and it is a fitting tribute to how science, technology and engineering are powerful forces acting on today’s culture."ADNFCR-408-ID-801751260-ADNFCR

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