“Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion”
Why Particle Physics?
"because it seems to be the perfect intersection of physics, computers and hardware. My job as an experimentalists let me, on one hand, explore the secrets of the universe, talk intelligently about dark matter, and on the other hand argue some obscure point about parallel computing, and perhaps also fiddle at the boundary between hardware and software. That's why I got into this field. "
from this blog