Stories from the Science of CERN
Book type: Anthology Short Story Collection
Published: 01 Dec 2022
STORIES FROM THE SCIENCE OF CERN
A decade after the discovery of the Higgs Boson, the large Hadron Collider at CERN still leads the world in the search to uncover what the universe is made of, how it was formed, and what fate may lie in store for it. If there is such a thing as a cutting edge, it surely lies 100 metres below the Swiss-French border, at the point the beams collide.
As part of a unique collaboration, this book pairs a team of award-winning authors with CERN physicists to explore some of the consequences of what the LHC is learning, through fiction. Authors include Sherlock and Dr Who writer Steven Moffat, novelist and Little Axe screenwriter Courttia Newland, Dame Margaret Drabble and SF legends Ian Watson (whose credits include the screenplay for the Spielberg's A.I.) and Stephen Baxter (winner of the Philip K Dick and John W Campbell Memorial Award).
Featuring CERN physicist and engineers: Professor Lyn Evans, Professor John Ellis, Dr Andrea Bersani, Dr Tessa Charles, Dr Joey Huston, Dr Michael Davis, Dr Carole Weydert, Dr Joe Haley, Dr Kristin Lohwasser, Dr Pete Dong, Dr Daniel Cervenkov, Dr Andrea Giacomanco.