Universe of Particles; An Architectural Designed Scientific Theory Exhibit
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The Universe of Particles was designed to answer commonly asked physic questions, such as what is mass or how was the universe formed, with interactive screens and kiosks.
An open mind is required when innovative architecture meets scientific theory. What is the outcome likely to be in building form? In the case of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and architecture firm, Atelier Bruckner, the answer was the 2010 opening of the permanent exhibit, the Universe of Particles.
The Universe of Particles is located on the ground floor of CERN’s conference center, The Globe of Science and Innovation, in Meyrin, Geneva. The Globe is a sphere-shaped 450 square meter building.
The Globe is CERN’s tool for continued work in physics, leading edge technologies and their application in everyday life. It is the birthplace of the worldwide web and the continued science of the ‘nature of esoteric particles containing heavy quarks.’ Esoteric particle research is necessary in green architecture because it is the study of the interaction of matter and energy and can be used in the advancement of energy efficient technologies.
The Universe of Particles was designed to answer commonly asked physic questions, such as what is mass or how was the universe formed, with interactive screens and kiosks. It is described as follows,
“The bewildering environment is designed to force visitors to abandon conventional ideas and contemplate a field of research beyond their common experience,” and “The exhibition is designed to provide visitors with a fascinating insight into the world of particles and will feature a display on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest accelerator.”
The exhibit allows people to learn about the Big Bang Theory all the way to modern day and new scientific research developments.
The Big Bang Theory was originally proposed by Georges Lemaitre and it is the theory of the early development of the universe. To summarize, it states that the universe was in an extremely hot and dense state, when suddenly it expanded rapidly (a big bang). Physicists continue to attempt to establish the theory’s validity through scientific evidence and observations.