Angels & Demons – The Science Revealed

WINNIPEG, MB – It’s not every day that a Hollywood movie places particle physics in the spotlight, especially one starring Tom Hanks. This is the chance our physics professors have been waiting for!

The University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba are teaming up to offer a free, public lecture that explores the science behind Angels & Demons. How much is real, and how much is artistic license? Join UWinnipeg Professor of Physics, Dr. Jeff Martin and two U of M profs as they tackle anti-matter.

WHEN: Saturday, May 23

            2:00 PM

WHERE: Manitoba Museum Auditorium

            190 Rupert

WHO:   Dr. Jeff Martin

            Dr. G. Gwinner

            Dr. K. Sharma

Angels & Demons is an action-packed thriller that opens in Manitoba theatres later this month. It is based on Dan Brown’s best-selling novel that focuses on an apparent plot to destroy the Vatican using a small amount of antimatter. In the book and the movie, that antimatter is made using the Large Hadron Collider and is stolen from the European particle physics laboratory CERN. Parts of the movie were actually filmed at CERN.

Public lectures are being held across North America to tell the world about the real science of antimatter, the Large Hadron Collider and the excitement of particle physics research.

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Diane Poulin, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
P: 204.988-7135, E:

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