Wilkommen / Bienvenue / Welcome to Geneva, home of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the largest machine in the world and the only facility capable of discovering new antiparticles! Over the next 20 minutes, you shall perform several very important collision experiments to compete for an exclusive fellowship grant to work at this cutting-edge nuclear research facility.
Collide newly-discovered particles to find their antiparticles. The first physicist to construct a detector grid containing any 5 antiparticles wins the grant to live and work here at the LHC!
Each round of experiments starts with an initiator particle, a target reaction equation, and 4 more random particles. Physicists alternate drawing and placing particles and antiparticles from the draw pile into your own 3x3 grid. If you are able to construct the target reaction within your grid, your experiment succeeds; you’ll be able to create an antiparticle and conduct a new experiment with 4 new random particles and a new initiator particle. If your experiment fails, you can swap your equation with another in your grid or simply try your experiment again. The game ends immediately when one physicist has 5 antiparticles in their grid.