Join Tilda Swinton and CERN scientists on an epic interactive journey through the birth and evolution of the universe - in mixed reality. Go back in time 13.8 billion years and discover how space, time and the visible universe came to be.
See the universe form in the palm of your hand. Witness the formation of the very first stars, our solar system, and the planet we call home. Immerse yourself in the primordial mystery of the early universe in space and watch events unfold around you, in your own physical environment.
Learn about the microscopic building blocks that make up everything - and everyone - we know, and find out if we really are made of stars.
See the universe form as you stretch out your hand in front of your camera. Create the very first particles and atoms. Make a star explode, create a supernova and explore the nebula. See our solar system come together and hold the Earth in the palm of your hand.
Find out how we are made from stars, take a #starselfie and share it with your friends.
This app has options for subtitles.
Augmented reality experiences require battery power- please make sure your device is fully charged before playing this AR experience.
To show you where you are on Earth, Big Bang AR needs permission to access your location. The app also needs access to the camera and photo gallery on your device for the AR experience to work, and to save photos directly to your device. This data remains anonymous and will not be stored or shared externally from your device.
Big Bang AR is a collaboration between CERN and Google Arts & Culture. With special thanks to Rolf Landua, Head of Global Engagement, CERN, and production partner Nexus Studios.
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Ratings and Reviews
This is what we’ve been waiting for.
I’ve only been through the first chapter, but I’m already certain learning cosmology will never be the same. It’s amazing something like this hasn’t been created already. And Tilda was a nice touch. It’s absolutely amazing! I think everyone with a smart phone should download this and learn about our universe. Go Google and CERN!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
This is your birthright. The knowledge of everything. The story of our universe. Every of you have been exposed to these concepts, experiencing them in VR is still breathtaking. There’s a few bugs but this is an initial release.
Over heats phone, battery gone
30 seconds starting app and the phone is so hot can barely hold it. iPhone 7 Plus brand new out of box. Battery lost 10% in first minute running.
- 209.8 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), and iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 CERN
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.