The aim of particle physics is to understand what everything’s made of, and how everything sticks together. By everything I mean me and you, the Earth, the Sun, the 100 billion suns in our galaxy and the 100 billion galaxies in the observable universe. Absolutely everything.

Brian Cox

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“CERN’s Supercollider.” TED2008. Mar. 2008. Conference Presentation.

Source: "CERN's Supercollider." TED2008. Mar. 2008. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: In this quote, physicist Brian Cox explains the ultimate goal of the scientific field of particle physics: to understand the composition of everything in the universe, ranging from people to planetary bodies. The quote is from Cox's 2008 TED Talk about his work on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Watch the full TED Talk here: Brian Cox - CERN's Supercollider