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Revealing the Physics Behind Angels & Demons

06 May 2009

The particle physics community is taking a walk down the red carpet, and invites everyone to join in.

On May 15, 2009, Sony Pictures Entertainment will release Angels & Demons, a major motion picture based on Dan Brown's best-selling novel. Starring Tom Hanks and directed by Ron Howard, the film focuses on an apparent plot to destroy the Vatican using antimatter made at the Large Hadron Collider and stolen from the European particle physics laboratory CERN.

Through a series of public lectures, scientists are using this opportunity to tell the world about the real science of antimatter, the Large Hadron Collider and the excitement of p