Are Ghosts Real? Professor Brian Cox And Large Hadron Collider Say No

Kristine Moore - Author
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Feb. 25 2017, Updated 4:16 p.m. ET

Ghosts do not exist, claims Professor Brian Cox, because if they did they would have been detected by the Large Hadron Collider, which is deep underground near Geneva, Switzerland. The belief in ghosts is very real to some people and polls have shown that 52 percent of people in the U.K. and 42 percent of those in the United States believe in the existence of ghosts.

While many believe in the spirit existing after the death of one’s body, Professor Brian Cox has now said that there isn’t anywhere in the Standard Model of physics that would allow for a medium or a substance that is able to hold on to our information after we die, and if there was the Large Hadron Collider would have picked up on it.

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Science Alert reports that when Brian Cox was on BBC’s The Infinite Monkey Cage, the physicist spoke of the Large Hadron Collider as being unable to detect or prove the existence of ghosts.

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“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.”

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