Proton Packs

The 1984 film Ghostbusters was quintessential for instilling in us the notion that ghosts are real, and can be captured using unlicensed nuclear accelerators strapped to one’s back. While incredibly useful and cutting edge for their time, they were also dangerous, holding the power to destroy life as we know it (cross the streams = total protonic reversal). I grab Dr. Dennin and Ben(nin), to get their opinion. We talk about CERN’s micro blackholes, nuclear subs, a secret nuclear facility on the UCI campus, and how the tube connecting the neutrino gun to the pack is the most impressive part of the whole concept!

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The Science of The Ghostbusters