Monday, March 23, 2009

Hollywood and the Large Hadron Collider

We haven't been keeping up with the incoming press releases, or anywhere really, from CERN lately, (note to self: Check fax machine more) and this one isn't anything to write home about, but it bares mention.

Do you know who Tom Hanks is? How about Ayelet Zurer or Ron Howard? They are from Hollywood. And they were visiting the LHC a few months ago to unveil some footage from their upcoming movie "Angels and Demons."

"'The fact that Angels & Demons is a best-selling novel and now a Hollywood movie gives us the opportunity to show how exciting the reality of antimatter research is,' said CERN Research Director Sergio Bertolucci." (cern press release)

No. It's not. The Reality of Anti-Matter Releaserch is Not Exciting. It is terrifying. I know it. Hollywood now knows it. Why can't you open your eyes? Please don't kill us.

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