Quotable: beyond Higgs boson


Particle physicist Richard Cavanaugh. Photo: Chris Strong

“This is just one of the most exciting times to be a physicist. I wake up in the morning with goose bumps because of where we are.”

Richard Cavanaugh, associate professor of physics, on the next developments in particle physics after the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012, June 26 Scientific American


“It comes down to personalities and people deciding to do something and make it work.”

Max Dieber, director of the Urban Data Visualization Lab in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, on living in the Chicago West Side neighborhood of Austin Village, June 27 Chicago Tribune


“There is definitely something creepy about the piece. That’s an aspect of what makes it interesting. We don’t see much creepiness in art.”

Hannah Higgins, professor of art history, on Eau de M, a perfume created by artist Martynka Wawrzyniak from her own bodily secretions and distributed as a scent strip in Harper’s Bazaar magazine, June 26 Newsweek


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