At first I thought the zombie trend was kind of played out, but then I saw this trailer. It's another zombie film, but this one has the Large Hadron Collider! The Higgs field! "Decay" as one of the nerdiest plays-on-words ever! It's great.
A bunch of physics PhD students made "Decay," which is set and filmed at the LHC in Switzerland. It is neither authorized nor endorsed by CERN, obviously, but that didn't stop them from filming the huge ATLAS detector and CERN meeting rooms, and talking about the recently discovered Higgs boson.
As you can glean from the trailer, something bad happens to the LHC's particle beam. Cautious scientists warn that experiments should shut down, but the hunt for the Higgs is "the highest priority," says the evil fake CERN director. Then, zombies. It looks like radiation invades everyone's brains as the smashed particles decay into constituent parts. Get it? Decay?
If the LHC could make zombies, we would already be overrun by them, because the same type of radiation hits us, like, always in the form of cosmic rays. But it's still fun.
A cast and crew of 20 students, working with about £2,000 (about $3,200) made the movie using a camera shoulder-mount built from copper pipes, fake blood from syrup, and props scavenged from dumpsters. "Decay" will premiere online, under a creative commons license, sometime in November.
[via Quantum Diaries]
They would better make a Sci-Fi movie about an ignition scenario, whereby these collisions that go on for hours and who are focused in one single point, would transfer enough vibrations through the newly discovered Higgs field onto surrounding matter. Those atoms would than start to loose their composure, combust and set-off a chain reaction.
With temperatures that are 100 000 times hotter than the heart of the Sun, and an actual frequency & density that is 10^9 higher than cosmic ray collisions in nature, this shouldn't be a too difficult scenario to make look real on film. In fact the concept would be hardly any different than a forest fire, but on a sub-atomic level, and it would be inextinguishable ... so our whole planet would be on fire in no time.
Just because it was made by scientists doesn't mean it qualifies as science. By doing this, you also need to post other upcoming SCI-FI movies. POPSCI is becoming garbage. Can someone please fire somebody there. SHEEEEEEESH!!!
Themarksman, CALM DOWN! hater over here! just beacuse they are telling you that the higgs boson wont turn everyone into zombies! if you want to hate go do it on facebook.