Particle physicists plumb the depths for Roman lead

Hall, Nina
July 1991
New Scientist;7/13/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1777, p15
Relates the plans of Padua, Italy-based National Institute of Nuclear Physics researchers and a team of archaeologists to raise 1500 ingots of lead from a Roman freighter which sank off the coast of Sardinia more than 2000 years ago. Plans of the physicists to use the lead for experiments that are of critical importance in particle physics and cosmology.


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