A particle physicist has announced that the universe could turn to jelly. If this happens, the gel-effect will spread at the speed of light from its point of origin until the entire universe has gelled.

Dr. Benjamin Allanach has stated that the probability of this happening is less than that of winning the world’s biggest lottery twice in the same day. Dr. Allanach delivered his remarks at the British Association Festival of Science in Glascow. His remark that “the universe could suddenly condense into jelly” was greeted with consternation.

The change would theoretically take place if super-symmetry was violated by an imbalance between the smallest known particles and their partners, which would result in the appearance of the gel. This would cause a fundamental change in the laws of physics.

Dr. Allanach is with CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Geneva.

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