The Science of ‘Angels and Demons’

Despite being written first, Dan Brown’s book Angels and Demons only really took off after The DaVinci Code became a smash. Following suit, the A&D film comes after TDVC film, although the former’s story has been rewritten to come after the events of the latter.

In A&D, there’s a plot involving the CERN Large Hadron Collider and blowing things up with antimatter. This week’s Science Weekly podcast in the Guardian looks at the physics behind the film: could you really use antimatter this way?

The 38-minute audio show also looks at another topic I’ve blogged on: the  new Herschel and Planck satellites.

They also talk about the recent Catlin Arctic Survey, which makes me feel cold just by listening.