[News-releases] Lecture Nights Reveal the Real Physics Behind Angels & Demons

Tim Meyer tmeyer at triumf.ca
Fri May 1 11:31:13 PDT 2009

For Immediate Release: Friday 01 May 2009


(Vancouver, B.C.) - 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 particle physics research.  Across the Canada
and the United States, scientists from more than 30 colleges, universities
and national laboratories will host public lectures as part of the "Angels &
Demons Lecture Nights: The Science Revealed" event. More information about
the series, including a list of lectures and local contacts, is available at

Worldwide, scientists working on experiments at the Large Hadron Collider
will host lectures and other Angels & Demons-related events for press and
the public. Lectures are planned at particle physics institutions across
Europe, Asia, Central and South America. For more information on the LHC,
visit CERN's Web site at http://www.cern.ch.  

Canadian lectures are being scheduled in seven cities across the country:
Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Sudbury, Toronto, and
Ottawa.  See http://www.uslhc.us/Angels_Demons for details and local

Timothy I. Meyer, Ph.D.
Head, Strategic Planning and Communications
4004 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 2A3
Tel: 604-222-7674
E-mail: tmeyer at triumf.ca

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