Dr. Brian Cox of Manchester University is one of the scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider, and has just given this immortal quote to the Telegraph:

“Anyone who thinks the LHC will destroy the world is a t—.”

(He’s right, y’know.)

Dr. Cox has quite an impressive resume. He’s a Royal Society research fellow; he lectures in high-energy physics at the University of Manchester; he works on the ATLAS experiment at the LHC; and he was the keyboard player for early-90s one-hit-wonder D:Ream.

You might recognise this little ditty of theirs.