Elon Musk was approached about building tunnels for CERN’s massive new atom smasher

Italian particle physicist Fabiola Gianotti cornered Tesla chief executive Elon Musk last July in London at a gathering of the Royal Society scientific academy. Gianotti, who's also the director of the CERN organization which oversees the largest particle accelerator in the world, had a question for the billionaire businessman.

CERN has been putting together plans for the development of an entirely new atom smasher, one so big it would dwarf the organization's existing Large Hadron Collider....

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