Past Event: 30 June 2012 to 31 July 2012

LEGO ATLAS detector
LEGO ATLAS detector
Source: Museum Victoria
Photographer: Benjamin Healley

See a LEGO model of one component of the Earth's biggest particle physics experiment.

See just one component of the world’s largest particle physics experiment in small scale - using more than 9,000 LEGO bricks!

The model of the ATLAS detector, a major component of the Large Hadron Collider, was constructed with more than 9,000 LEGO bricks by members of ASD Aid, a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in the benefits of LEGO play in families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The model is on display at the Melbourne Planetarium at Scienceworks during the July School Holidays, to coincide with the International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP) in Melbourne, 4 to 11 July.

An update on research results from the Large Hadron Collider will be made during the conference - it could be a discovery, or force an overhaul of our standard view of particle physics.

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