Journey through a detector

Journey Through a Detector

Particle physicists are almost like detectives without magnifying lenses and weird hats. Both rely on their deduction powers to find the culprit who left weird tracks. Which particle was it? Where did it come from? And, if no one really saw it, was it ever really there? On our Journey Through a Detector, we will explore the world of particle detectors by following particles through different detector layers and discovering how they help us see the invisible.

This science show explores the world of detectors, specifically the CMS detector, by following particles through the different layers of the detector. The principle of detection within the main levels is explained using simple experiments and beautiful animations.

45 minutes
English or French
Up to 198
Pushchairs and wheelchairs accessible.