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article imageCERN web site explains the science in Angels & Demons

By Kathlyn Stone     Jun 30, 2009 in Science
CERN, the European Organization
for Nuclear Research, and its particle physics laboratory were at the center of the plot in the latest movie directed by Ron Howard, Angels & Demons. CERN responds to public questions about antimatter and more.
CERN, the world's largest particle physics laboratory, had a starring role in the movie Angels & Demons. In the movie, Tom Hanks plays Harvard academic Robert Langdon, who discovers evidence of the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood called the Illuminati, a powerful underground organization.
When Langdon finds evidence that the Illuminati have stolen anti-matter from a secret laboratory at CERN, which they plan to use as a devastating weapon to destroy the Vatican, he and a CERN scientist race to recover the antimatter and prevent catastrophe.
CERN prepared some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for those wanting to separate fact from fiction in the movie.
Does antimatter exist?
How is antimatter contained?
What is the God particle?
More at Angels & Demons: The science behind the story.
CERN also hosts a video of Ron Howard, director of Angels & Demons, discussing antimatter and black holes with a CERN physicist.

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