Science What can opera teach us about particle physics?

A new opera film set inside the largest particle accelerator on earth explores science through an artistic lens. Will this unlikely partnership help answer existential questions?

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Deep within the bowels of the largest machine on earth – CERN’s particle accelerator the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) – scientists search for answers to the biggest mysteries of space and time on the smallest scale. They also host dance opera performances.