NIH Director Zerhouni/ Anti-Matter


Guests:

Elias A. Zerhouni
* Director, National Institutes of Health
* Bethesda, Maryland

David Christian
* Associate Head of Experimental Particle Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute
* Chicago, Illinois

With an annual budget of more than 25 bilion dollars, the National Institutes of Health spends more money than NASA and the National Science Foundation combined. In this hour, we'll talk with the man that signs off on that budget, NIH director Elias Zerhouni. Plus, physicists report that they have made at least 50,000 atoms of antihydrogen, the antimatter counterpart of normal hydrogen atoms, enough to put some fundamental assumptions of physics to the test.

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