Six Scientists Walk Into A Comedy Club

By Chemical Processing Staff

Aug 30, 2013

Despite the one about the Higgs boson that goes to church (you can't have mass without him) and the atom certain it lost an electron (it's positive), physics isn't exactly renowned for its jokes, according to an article in The Guardian.

However, the Cern laboratory in Switzerland will host its first standup comedy night Aug. 30 with six research scientists taking to the Large Hadron Collider facility for a different kind of spectacle. The show will be broadcast live online at 2 p.m. ET (8 p.m. Europe/Zurich).

Particle physicist Sam Gregson, a PhD student at the University of Cambridge, has organized the event at the European Organization for Nuclear Research with the aim of broadening the appeal of contemporary scientific research.

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