Al Qaeda in cern

Očitno tudi fiziki niso imuni pred pastmi fundamentalizma. Tole je novica z BBC
France has arrested a researcher at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Cern) for suspected al-Qaeda links, officials say. The man is one of two brothers arrested in the town of Vienne in south-east France on Thursday.The brothers are thought to have links with al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb - al-Qaeda's north African wing.
Tole pa sporočilo generalnega direktorja cerna

A person arrested in Vienne, France, on 8 October under suspicion of links to terrorist organizations in Algeria is a physicist who has been working on analysis projects with the LHCb experiment at CERN since 2003. He was not a CERN employee and performed his research under a contract with an outside institute. His work did not bring him into contact with anything that could be used for terrorism: CERN is a particle physics research laboratory whose research addresses fundamental questions about the universe. None of our research has potential for military application, and all our results are published openly in the public domain. CERN is providing the support requested by the French police in this enquiry.

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Dodatek: Nekoliko podrobnejša novica je na straneh Nature. Šlo naj bi za 32 letnega francosko-alžirskega fizika, ki je delal na eksperimentu LHCb kot postdoc (sicer zaposlen na EPFL v Lozani, Švica).

2. dodatek: Do sedaj najpodrobnejši opis dogajanja sem videl na straneh časopisa Independent. Zgodba je na tem naslovu.