Friday, October 9, 2009

CERN terrorist?

My novel FlashForward is set at CERN -- the European Organization for Nuclear Research -- and deals specifically with the Large Hadron Collider, so the breaking news -- just this past hour -- that a particle physicist working on the LHC at CERN has just been arrested as a possible terrorist with links to al-Qaeda has caught my interest, to say the least. See the Associated Press and the BBC.

Nobel prizes also figure prominently in my novel, so the news today that Barack Obama just won the Nobel Peace Prize also is of interest.
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At October 09, 2009 2:07 PM , OpenID 6p00d834523c1e69e2 said...

Coincidence? I think not!

At October 09, 2009 4:07 PM , Blogger K. W. Ramsey said...

Queue dramatic music.


At October 10, 2009 11:52 AM , Blogger John F said...

I've known people at university and elsewhere who believe that the study of science is a sort of antidote to extremism. I never agreed with them...


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