Large Hadron Collider exhibition

General event

Large Hadron Collider exhibition

  • Event time: Starts on 2nd February 2013. Runs until 8th February 2013
  • Event dates: 2nd February 2013 to 8th February 2013
  • Location: Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Event details

Free Exhibition

A travelling exhibition showcasing the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest science experiment, will be on public display in the Main Hall of the Scottish Parliament.

Visitors can walk through a life size model of part of the LHC tunnel and learn more about science from the interactive exhibits. The exhibition will help create a sense of what it's like to be a particle physicist working on the largest science experiment of our generation.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet some of the UK's top LHC researchers and physics students who are working at the LHC and who will be available to answer questions and help to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Associated Events

Explore Your Universe - Saturday 2 February

Come along and get involved with the fantastic new family show brought to you by Dynamic Earth as part of the Explore Your Universe project in partnership with the Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) and the Association of Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC). Find out what our world is made of, discover what can be found inside an atom and experiment with making your own electricity! You will also have the chance to see a cloud chamber in action and even make your very own particle to take home with you. Admission is free and will run within normal opening hours.

CERN Lecture - Thursday 7 February

Dr Aidan Robson from the University of Glasgow will be giving a free lecture on CERN, the Large Hadron Collider and his part working on the world's largest scientific experiment. The lecture will begin at 7.00pm.  If you wish to take a look at the 'LHC on Tour' exhibition beforehand, please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to the start.

This event is free to attend, though there are only 95 places available, so please register now to avoid disappointment.

For more information go to www.stfc.ac.uk

Opening Hours

10am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm) on Monday, Friday, and Saturday
9am to 6.30pm (last entry 6pm) Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Closed Sunday

For more information about visiting the Scottish Parliament please see the Visiting The Parliament page.

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