The term “God particle” figures prominently in both Brown’s book and the movie, and Lederman says it may explain what happened to the missing antimatter.
Actor Hanks thinks great things can come from a film that features a place like CERN even if the science is not spot on. "I guarantee that after seeing the movie some kids are going to go into their physics or their science class and ask: is this anything like the particle accelerator in Angels & Demons? And the teachers are going to roll their eyes and say 'yes, in fact it's very much like the particle accelerator in Angels & Demons...'."
U.S. participation in the LHC is supported by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.
—By Leslie Fink/NSF