Large Hadron Brandon

Today, Brandon is attending a special lecture, aimed at school students, by the celebrated physics genius Brian Cox.

Brian Cox is very “rock and roll”, having played keyboards for a couple of successful bands and presented numerous TV shows (explaining Science to the masses) BUT he also helps and encourages people who make black holes, here on Earth. That’s his REAL job. Oh dear.

In 2005, Brian was granted a Royal Society University Research Fellowship. He is based in Manchester and at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. He is in charge of an international project to upgrade the giant ATLAS and CMS detectors at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CERN’s new 27km-long machine, with tiny silicon detectors almost half a mile from where the particles in the LHC collide.


Brandon is very good at Science and Maths, so he was chosen to attend the lecture. The idea is that Brian Cox will make an impression on him, so that he is inspired to work harder at school… Before turning into an insane Evil Genius, who destroys the Earth, from a hideout, inside a mountain.

Perhaps he shouldn’t go.


6 responses to “Large Hadron Brandon

  1. I don’t know Mella – could you really live with yourself knowing you may have deprived FutureWorld of its evil genius? You might want to reconsider that and let him go – just in case. And if he does become that evil genius of the future, imagine the accolades you’ll receive, when the world realizes that you gave him his start!

    I hope he has a fun time at the lecture. :)

  2. whatigotsofar

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t CERN literally a hideout inside a mountain with the capabilities to destroy the Earth.

    Neutral Switzerland my ass!

  3. He’s supposed to use his powers for good – not evil!

  4. I have an image of Brandon as Seth Green, Dr. Evil’s son, in the Austin Powers movies. Then I start giggling thinking about you as his mom.

  5. I love the way math is plural in British English, like there is more of it. Either way it’s the scariest noncount noun I know. (A noncount noun is one that can’t be pluralized, sorry, should define my terms.) I hate math(s)! Good for Brandon for his math(s) and science skills. :)

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