It hasn't always been whirring since the world was turning; however, in the six years since CERN's Large Hadron Collider first had its first research run, everyone has heard of it. Ever wondered how it works, why it took the work of 10,000 men and women to come to fruition, and how it helps scientists understand the secrets of the universe? Well, Queensland Museum wants to help you find out.
From December 9, 2016 until April 25, 2017, the South Bank site will play host to Hadron Collider: Step inside the world's greatest experiment. It's not quite the same as venturing deep under the border between Switzerland and France, but, in an exhibition that comes direct from Science Museum, London, it is the next best thing.
And, it wouldn't be one of Queensland Museum's major attractions without an evening component: Hadron After Dark. On December 9, February 3 and March 3, you can experience the wonder by night, complete with expert talks, demonstrations, live music and access to the entire museum.