The Large Hadron Collider

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An entanglement of theater and physics tells the story of the LHC

Ever wonder what it was like to be a scientist working at CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland, the evening before the Large Hadron Collider was first turned on? Now, you can immerse yourself in that historical moment through a one-act smashup of science and art, The Guardian reports. Later this month, The Earthworks will open at The Other Place theater in Stratford-upon-Avon, U.K. Playwright Tom Morton-Smith hopes the play will explore “big questions of the world” through conversations between a scientist and journalist running around Geneva attempting to talk to physicist Peter Higgs. Morton-Smith’s earlier foray into scientific theatre, Oppenheimer, was a smashing hit about the inventor of the atomic bomb. 

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