Monday, 20 October 2008

Sciences Behind Angels and Demons

In Angels & Demons Tom Hanks plays Harvard academic Robert Langdon, who discovers evidence of the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood called the Illuminati - the most powerful underground organization in history.
When Langdon finds evidence that the Illuminati have stolen antimatter from a secret laboratory at CERN, which they plan to use as a devastating weapon to destroy the Vatican, he and CERN scientist Vittoria Vetra begin a race against time to recover the antimatter and prevent catastrophe.
But what is antimatter? Is is real? Is it dangerous? What is CERN?

Is it possible to make a bomb out of antimatter?

Large-scale annihilation of antimatter and matter could theoretically be used in a destructive way - but could it be used to make a bomb?

Does antimatter exist?

Matter's secret twin? This sounds like science fiction - is it?