Angels, Demons and Antimatter
Angels and Demons, the latest Dan Brown film, is about to be released in cinemas. In it, Brown has conjured up the alarming vision of a secret weapon poised to wreak mass destruction: antimatter. Of course, Brown’s portrayal of science is light-hearted – but, perhaps surprisingly, antimatter does actually exist.
Exeter’s Professor Frank Close, Fellow in Physics, has recently released a book debunking the antimatter myths beloved by science fiction writers, and telling the real story of these “looking-glass particles”, exploring questions that go right back to the first moments after the Big Bang.