Large Hadron Collider

'It's important to share what we know with the public,' John Ellis says during a visit to Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Clear Water Bay. Photo: Edward Wong

John Ellis brings the universe's secrets down to earth

John Ellis, now 66, is one of the foremost experts in the field of particle physics. Ellis has appeared on The Daily Show and in the pages of Vanity Fair and The New York Times, as CERN, its Large Hadron Collider and the elusive Higgs particle they may have helped discover became the stuff of sexy science.