cern-forceWho says that scientists do not have a sense of humor? Researchers over at CERN decided to have a little bit of fun this April Fool’s Day, having confirmed that there are more than just forces like gravity which have received their fair share of attention over the centuries, but it seems as though they have also stumbled upon what could very well be “the first unequivocal evidence for the Force.”

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CERN theorist Ben Kenobi of the University of Mos Eisley, Tatooine, was quoted, “The Force is what gives a particle physicist his powers. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us; and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.”

Kenobi has already published a seminal paper with the subject title “May the Force be with EU.” Surely this is one of the funnier April Fool’s jokes that we have seen today, and with a joke on the Force from the Star Wars universe, it is something close to the heart of CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) that has a bunch of physicists and engineers who are working on figuring out the fundamental structure of the universe, with the actual laboratory being the place where the Large Hadron Collider resides, with it being the most powerful particle accelerator in the world. [Press Release]

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