Remember that Nick Evans (physicist at Southampton University) wrote a mystery/thriller (set in and around the exciting particle physics at the LHC at CERN) that you can download from his website? It’s called “The Newtonian Legacy”, in case you were not aware of it. It was notable for (among other things such as the pedagogical explanations, in a fictional setting, of the particle physics such as the Higgs particle being discussed a lot in the press of late – see related articles at bottom of the post) not being shy to blow the covers off the remarkably exciting life of sex and drugs we high energy physicists lead1.
Well, having got some sex and murder into the Times Higher Education Supplement (impressively), Nick follows up by putting some into the magazine CERN Courier, with a hitherto “lost chapter” appearing there. You can read it by following this link.
- Ahem, it’s a work of fiction, ok? We only drink strong coffee! [return]
Some Related Asymptotia Posts (not exhaustive):
- Happy Higgs Hunters
- LHC Podcasts: Science Meets Science Fiction
- Hunting the Higgs is not a (D)Zero Sum Game
- LHC Coverage
- Sex and Physics
- Small Things Considered
- NPR goes to LHC
- Novel Physics
- International Linear Collider Matters
- Will People Please Stop Saying God Particle?
- A Promising Sign?
- What's The Difference?
- It's On