Angels & Demons - the major motion picture and Dan Brown’s best-selling novel - focuses on a plot to destroy the Vatican using a small amount of antimatter made using the Large Hadron Collider and stolen from the European particle physics laboratory CERN. Parts of the movie were filmed at CERN. It's not every day that a major motion picture places particle physics in the spotlight, especially one starring Tom Hanks and directed by Ron Howard. Through a series of public lectures held in 2009 and continuing into 2010, the particle physics community has used this opportunity to tell the world about the real science of antimatter, the Large Hadron Collider and the excitement of particle physics research.
Visit the links above to view a lecture online, learn more about the science behind Angels & Demons, or volunteer to give a lecture.