What can opera teach us about particle physics?

Deep within the bowels of the largest machine on earth – CERN’s particle accelerator the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) – scientists search for answers to the biggest mysteries of space and time on the smallest scale. They also host dance opera performances.

Art and science have struck a balance and found a shared appreciation for beauty in the upcoming film “Symmetry.” Set within the 16-mile long Large Hadron Collider, “Symmetry” combines opera and dance to explore discoveries in the field of particle physics.

“I would like to think that at the base there is a similar impulse, that all of us are trying to answer [existential] questions: What are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going?” John Ellis, a theoretical physicist at CERN, said in a teaser for the opera. READ MORE.

 

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The Large Hadron Collider/ATLAS at CERN

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