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Aeon is a registered charity committed to the spread of knowledge and a cosmopolitan worldview. Our mission is to create a sanctuary online for serious thinking.

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Daniel Whiteson
Professor of Experimental Particle Physics, University of California, Irvine

Daniel Whiteson is professor of experimental particle physics at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe (2017), illustrated by Jorge Cham.

Written by Daniel Whiteson