The Large Hadron Collider has offered us new understanding of the particles which make up our universe – but it has pulled off another important achievement, according to Dr Brian Cox.
The Swiss particle collider also proves that ghosts don’t exist, according to the scientist (who once worked at CERN.
Cox believes that the particle collider has proved that ghosts don’t exist – because we haven’t detected anything that could carry information about us after death.
Speaking on Radio 4, Cox said, ‘We are not here to debate the existence of ghosts because they don’t exist.
‘If we want some sort of pattern that carries information about our living cells to persist then we must specify precisely what medium carries that pattern and how it interacts with the matter particles out of which our bodies are made.
‘We must, in other words, invent an extension to the Standard Model of Particle Physics that has escaped detection at the Large Hadron Collider.
‘That’s almost inconceivable at the energy scales typical of the particle interactions in our bodies.’