As It Happens | Feb 15, 2013 | 6:59

Mosh Pit Physics

You've probably heard the old adage: "do what you love." Well, normally that might be difficult for a physicist who loves heavy metal. But Jesse Silverberg, a graduate student at Cornell University, found a way to mix business and pleasure. And the results of his research may have broader-ranging applications than he could have ever imagined.

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