Far too much antimatter — and her hair looks too thick and shiny to be believable
By Hamish Johnston
No, not about the Austrian pull-out — Angels and Demons of course.
The BBC sent a reporter to Geneva for a special screening last night of the film Angels and Demons for CERN physicists.
The film — based on a book by Dan Brown — involves a plot to destroy the Vatican using anti-matter produced at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.
The LHC does produce antimatter, but one CERN physicist told the BBC it would take ten times the age of the universe to accumulate enough antimatter to do the dastardly deed.
The Vatican is of course in the Eternal City, so perhaps the plotters have time on their side.
What did the physicists think of the rest of the film? You can listen to their comments here
By the way, 13,381 folks have signed the online petition to keep Austria at CERN.