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CERN podcast with Brian Cox and me

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitMay 2, 2008 7:38 PM


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The whole reason Brian Cox invited me to CERN and to visit the Large Hadron Collider was to interview me for a podcast. Over the past few months he has been bringing people with different backgrounds to the LHC to get their impressions, and see it through their eyes. I was privileged to be among the last who got to go down underground before they turn the machine on! So the interview Brian and I did while standing in front of CMS is now online. You can grab it directly here, or listen to it in context on the CERNPodcast page (with some cool photos Gia took). I had a lot of fun talking with Brian; we chatted over the physics of the LHC, and then the antiscience of people trying to shut it down, afraid it'll create a black hole or two. After listening to it, I think this is actually one of my better interviews, so I urge everyone to give it a listen. And if you haven't, check out the video I took of LHC as well!

I have to add that Brian even invited over and interviewed John Barrowman -- Capt. Jack Harkness from Doctor Who and Torchwood! In fact, that interview is pretty funny, if you know Barrowman and Harkness... it gets a bit randy, too. And there's video as well.

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