Having earned a seat by camping out all night, Sara takes her place in the auditorium, and looks around. This is what she thinks:
In minutes, the screen in front of me will be flashing images of machinery, plots, results from the world’s most sophisticated experiment; but right now, the only projection is a sea of faces, in an auditorium, much like this one, at the other end of the world. At the international particle physics conference in Melbourne, physicists are glued to their chairs, in anticipation of what is to come.
“Today is a special day,” begins Heuer. It’s show time.
Here's what happens next: