The troubled Large Hadron Collider, switched on last fall and then off again when its magnets broke, has a bright future.
Tom Hanks, star of Big and The Polar Express, has been invited to turn on the system when its repairs are complete, in what may be history's first celebrity restarting of a particle accelerator.
Hanks's previous achievements in science include participation in a catastrophic moon mission in Apollo 13, and serving as the namesake of Asteroid 12818-Tomhanks.
[Via the Telegraph]
I am guessing this may be related to the upcoming movie that he is starring in (which of course has to do with the LHC).
I can't wait for it to begin working again. The discoveries it will make will be very important for our understanding of the universe. Tom Hanks is a lucky guy!
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Ugh, I've been reading a lot of articles on scientists trying to manufacture a star on Earth and I really thought thats what this article was talking about... OOPS.
Yes I was tricked by the same thought.
Unfortunately this isn't about the ITER nuclear fusion project as there wouldnt be much to turn on at the moment.
They could always retrofit the big 'switch on' to one of his previous films.....
Tom Hanks had finds a hidden trap door on the Castaway island, beneath which lay a massive abandoned experiment.
Or has that already been done??