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Fact-checking LeVar Burton’s ConCERNed

Simon Barstow shuts down the LHC with his mind

Simon Barstow shuts down the LHC with his mind

When I saw LeVar Burton’s new comic ConCERNed, I knew immediately what I had to do.

I looked across the breakfast table and said, “Honey, could you please read this?”

Because yes, I am married to a physicist who works on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, and I couldn’t resist hearing what he had to say about it.

Fortunately my husband has read a fair number of comics, and he was willing to suspend disbelief. He saw right away that it was a classic origin story, and the fact that the main character can generate material objects with his mind bothered me more than him. (OK, I can see a chunk of metal, maybe. But a set of golf clubs?)

But what about the physics?

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