Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Antihydrogen and Dan Brown

We have been a bit slow to post this (for numerous reasons) but here's our Sixty Symbols video on antihydrogen.

It follows the announcement that scientists at CERN had trapped a small amount of the elusive "substance".

An interesting point raised by Professor Mike Merrifield.

While acknowledging it as a significant breakthrough, he pondered if it received more publicity than one might expect because of the Dan Brown book (and subsequent film) Angels and Demons.

In that tale, a container of antimatter is stolen from CERN and used for evil purposes.

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