From Quarks to the Cosmos

Composite graphic entitled "From Quarks to the Cosmos," using a curving sweep of images to depict the links between matter at the smallest and largest scales. Pictures begin with the Big Bang, and at the smallest scale (from quarks, at 10-16), through atoms (illustrated by an accelerator facility, to pictures of the Earth, Sun, globular cluster, galaxy radius, galaxy supercluster, to the cosmic microwave background (1026). Two observatory domes and a canopy of stars scattered in the background suggest the unity between astronomy and physics (the latter symbolized by the accelerator).

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