Archive for September, 2009

Science and Fiction: Flashforward

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Robert Sawyer’s novel FlashForward is currently being transformed into a big budget ABC TV series. Sawyer’s story follows a research team using the particle accelerator at CERN in pursuit of the elusive Higgs Boson, a theoretical subatomic particle. But instead of finding the Higgs, the consciousness of the entire human race is thrown ahead by twenty-one years.

The real science behind Flashforward

Monday, September 28th, 2009

The ALICE experiment at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, is the setting for a high-energy physics event that triggers world-wide havoc in the science-fiction novel Flashforward, by Robert J. Sawyer. The novel is the basis for a new ABC action-adventure series, “FlashForward,” which premiers September 24.

CERN boss targets linear collider

Monday, September 28th, 2009

TRIUMF: Physics in Action

Monday, September 14th, 2009

The Physics In Action lesson series teaches students about the physical sciences and shows them that physics, in addition to being fun and exciting, can lead to rewarding careers in Canada’s emerging knowledge-based economy.