Large Hadron Collider Pop-Up

Papadakis publishers have released the Higgs edition of their unique publication – the result of a collaboration between the home of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CERN and renowned paper engineer Anton Radevsky. Radevsky’s previous pop-ups include The Modern Architecture Pop-Up Book, The Pop-Up Book Of Space Craft and The Wild West Pop-Up Book. Co-author is Emma Sanders who heads Microcosm, CERN’s museum of particle physics in Geneva, Switzerland. The new edition is supported by the London Science Museum.


In this fabulous example of the art, the pair distil 7000 tonnes of metal, glass, plastic, cables and computer chips into miniature pop-up to tell the story of CERN’s quest to understand the birth of the universe.

You can order the LHC Pop-up book from the usual outlets. More details on the book here. There is a companion volume by Claudia Marcelloni and Colin Barras – Hunting the Higgs. In that book, the story of how two years ago, the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider began investigating the most powerful of particle collisions and ultimately revealed the first experimental evidence for the infamous Higgs boson, the subatomic particle that gives matter its mass.

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