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Lecture explains the science behind ‘Angels and Demons’

April 29, 2009

This May will see the world premiere of “Angels & Demons,” an action-packed thriller based on Dan Brown’s best-selling novel that focuses on an apparent plot to destroy the Vatican using a small amount of antimatter.

Physics professor Wesley Smith will discuss the science behind the movie in a public lecture titled “Angels and Demons of the Large Hadron Collider” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 4, in 2103 Chamberlin Hall.

In the book and the movie, the antimatter is made using the Large Hadron Collider and is stolen from the European particle physics laboratory CERN. Parts of the movie were filmed at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.

Smith’s lecture will cover the real science of antimatter, the Large Hadron Collider and the excitement of particle physics. Free tickets and more information are available online.