This sort of discovery, I guess, is why I wanted to be a physicist. Alas, after two days at the amazing CERN when I was 18 I was pretty sure I wasn’t clever enough to do that, and so pursued other interests into IT and business and space. But I still get a thrill out of living vicariously in a life that involves some sort of particle accelerator. What an incredible rush for the scientists involved.
Also very glad to have exited the “prime number products are hard to factor so it helps if you generated the beasties in the first place” business.