ALICE EXHIBITION. CERN
ALICE (acronym for A Large Ion Collider Experiment) is one of seven detectors or experiments located alongside the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Geneva (Switzerland).
Indissoluble has designed and builded the exhibition of the information point of ALICE, located at the access to the detector. To accommodate this exhibition a container has been created, in which there is a 1: 1 scale reproduction of the central part of ALICE, which serves as a stage for a videomapping in which the history of the detector and its way of working is explained.
It is a life-size reproduction of a fragment of the ALICE detector. It’s 10 metres long by 6 metres wide and 4 metres high. The whole structure is built with plywood and coated in white PVC.
Onto this model a videomapping is projected, trying to respond questions like what is matter and where does it come from, by travelling back to the origin of the universe. It explains how the CERN reproduces the conditions of the Big Bang and analyzes the results that are further studied by hundreds of investigators around the world. It also explains what is ALICE and how it was created with the collaboration of 1600 scientists and engineers from over 40 countries.
The model shows the relieves of the detector’s transversal section and it has also 7 real pieces placed on the same spot they were when they were working inside of the detector. Once the mapping is over, these pieces are lit and there’s an explanation on what they are and what they do.
Here some other ALICE original pieces are displayed, as well as a 1:50 scale model of the detector made with 3D printing technology. Besides, there are three interactive screens that give detailed information of the ALICE experiment.
It’s like a commander desk with three screens showing, in real time, what two cameras are capturing downstairs, where the ALICE detector is placed. The commander desk has a Leap control, a system that detects the hand movement to activate the interaction with the cameras. QR codes have been placed by the detector so that they can activate information about ALICE when a camera is zooming onto them.