MAstars Yearbook 2014 - Page 30

Rosalind McLachlan
sub specie aeternitatis
(excerpt), 2014

R o s a l i nd
M cLach l an

Video, 5 mins 52 secs

Selected by
Matthew Hearn

Newcastle University
Since 2008, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN
in Geneva has dominated global news media. Whilst
we may have at best a superficial understanding
as to the function of this instrument of scientific
discovery, the LHC, its corollary the Higgs boson
particle and a lexicon of scientific terminology have
entered into everyday vocabulary.
Such has been the interest that an exhibition entitled
Collider, explicitly about CERN, premièred this year at
the Science Museum. Why? Because beyond our interest
in physics or scientific discovery, we are also hooked
by the promise of answers to the fundamental
questions about our existence within the universe.
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