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23 October – 27 October 2010

Come and participate to the Super K Sonic Booooum at the Manchester Science Festival!!

+A selection of artists/performers/actors have been invited to react to particle physics, come and see their works!

This large installation consists of a 22 meter long ‘river’ of water running through a tunnel lined with thousands of silver balloons (photomultiplier tubes). Members of the public embark on a boat, pulled through the tunnel on a submerged track using a pulley system, with sound and lighting effects, and with an expert particle physicist navigator as a guide. On the journey they learn of neutrinos, their role in the Universe and how scientists detect them. All crew members must first don white Tyvek suits, wellies and hard hats or else face the wrath of Nelly the security chief, at the entrance of the tunnel. This installation is designed to deliver physically thrilling experiences; emerging the audience on a journey through the physics of the Universe.


Saturday 23 October – 11am – 4pm EXTENDED TO 9PM

Sunday 24 October – 11am – 4pm  

Workshop on Sunday 24 October – 2pm – 4pm
Capture the Invisible: Craft and Science in particle physics.

In this workshop you will get the chance to make your own photomultiplier tube to capture the invisible in your own bedroom! Designed by Nelly Ben Hayoun in collaboration with Dr Jonathan Perkin, physicist and glassblower Jochen Holz

Monday 25 October – 2pm – 9pm

Tuesday 26 October – 11am – 4pm

Wednesday 27 October – 2 pm – 9pm


John Dalton Building
Manchester Metropolitan University
Chester Street/Oxford Road
M15GD Manchester
United Kingdom

Train station: Manchester Oxford Road rail

Admission:  5 £

You can either buy your tickets online or at the entrance of the installation

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