Hadron Collider

Hadron Collider


9 DECEMBER 2016 – 25 APRIL 2017

Exhibition developer

Science Museum

As the home of human ingenuity, the Science Museum’s world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe. Welcoming over 3 million visitors a year, the Museum aims to make sense of the science that shapes our lives, inspiring visitors with iconic objects, award-winning exhibitions and incredible stories of scientific achievement.

International tour sponsor

Winton Capital Management

Winton Capital Management is a leading global alternative investment company and a world leader in financial mathematics and empirical scientific research into financial markets. The company, founded in 1997, now employs some 280 people, including 120 scientists, at research campuses in London, Oxford, Zurich and Hong Kong.

Presenting partner


QGC, owned by Shell Australia, is the world’s first producer of LNG from natural gas sourced from coal seams. They are one of Australia’s leading natural gas explorers and producers, focused on developing Queensland’s world-class gas reserves for supply to the domestic market and international customers.

QGC work collaboratively with local communities, landholders, government, business and other important stakeholders to ensure our operations provide broad community benefits, create jobs and business opportunities as we explore and develop gas reserves.

QGC proudly supports the Queensland Museum Future Makers program which offers additional avenues for students to participate in the Hadron Collider exhibition, even if they can’t make it to the Museum. Through the Future Makers Hadron Collider competition and learning resources developed for students in Years 4, 9, 11 and 12, Future Makers is committed to ensuring students from all across Queensland can experience the wonder of this award-winning exhibition.  

About Queensland Museum 

Queensland Museum Network (QMN) is the keeping place for the State Collection of 1.2 million objects and specimens, valued at more than $487 million, and approximately 14 million research collection items. For more than 150 years Queensland Museum Network has grown alongside Queensland to inspire, enrich and empower communities. 

About CERN

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is the world's leading laboratory for particle physics. It has its headquarters in Geneva. At present, its member states are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Romania is a candidate for accession. Cyprus, Israel and Serbia are associate members in the pre-stage to membership. India, Japan, the Russian Federation, the United States of America, Turkey, the European Commission and UNESCO have observer status.

About Future Makers

QGC and the Queensland Museum Network have entered into a three-year partnership which focuses on boosting opportunities in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) with a focus on four main areas: school programs, teacher professional development, public engagement and research.  Future Makers was developed in response to evidence showing the number of Australian school students participating in STEM subjects is declining significantly.

The unique and innovative program aims to create a whole-of-life approach to STEM education by working directly with students, providing professional development for teachers and engaging with communities.