15 November 2011

Three Things About Physics That Blow Neil de Grasse Tyson’s Mind

Posted by Dan Satterfield

Spotted on Reddit here.

What never fails to blow your mind in physics?


1) The fact that an electron has no known size — it’s smaller than the smallest measurement we have ever made of anything.

2) That Quarks come only in pairs: If you try to separate two of them, the energy you sink into the system to accomplish this feat is exactly the energy to spontaneously create two more quarks – one to partner with each of those you pulled apart.

3) That the space-time structure inside a rotating black hole does not preclude the existence of an entire other universe.

MindBlown x 3