is a CERN staff member. The
physicist does research on
extra dimensions, the early
universe, novel physics and
‘everything unusual’.

>> This picture was an attempt
to translate the mysteries of
higher dimensions into an
analogy our mind can handle.
The physicist is turned into an
occupant of a two-dimensional
world (the floor) which –
unbeknownst to him – is bent
into a third dimension through
the use of a fish-eye lens.
      Unfortunately the editor
wasn’t susceptible to my
concept. ‘That is a respectable
member of the scientific
community!’ he lamented, ‘You
can’t have him lying on the floor
like that!’ But why not?