Friday, 8 August 2008
Clear Your Diaries for the Big Bang
Here's one for the diary. On 10th September, Radio 4 is having a Big Bang Day, to mark the great experiment that will be made that day at CERN . Don't ask me what it is, but they claim it will re-create the immediate aftermath of the Big Bang and, they hope, answer all sorts of fundamental questions about the origins of the universe, etc. Anyway, Radio 4 - who, I imagine, have no more idea of what's going on than I do - is going big on it, sending bat-eared lord of the airwaves Andrew Marr (who, I imagine.... see above) to cover the 'event', whatever it is, live. There will also be a special edition of the scifi romp Torchwood (I'm not making this up) and many contributions from celebrities and comedians who claim to be great fans of particle physics. Can't wait, especially as there is, I believe, an outside chance this experiment will pull space-time inside out like a dirty sock, after which (not that there can be an after) not only will it not be, it will never have been. Radio 4 will look pretty silly then, won't it?