A Matter of Con-CERN

ALICE is the acronym for A Large Ion Collider Experiment, one of the largest experiments in the world devoted to research into the physics of matter at an infinitely small scale. Hosted at CERN, the European Laboratory for Nuclear Research in Geneva, this project involves an international collaboration of more than 1500 physicists, engineers, and technicians probing into fundamental questions of matter. While it is not certain they named it after our Alice, they do use language such as “you are invited to tumble down the rabbit hole into the wonderland of ALICE” on the site, and she is definitely a universal symbol for surreal encounters with the unknown. They have lots of nice swag; unfortunately, it is only available on site as they don’t do mail order.