Thursday, March 15, 2007

Are you following this?

"Suddenly we realised, maybe the universe is a string-net liquid," says [Xiao-Gang] Wen. "It would provide a unified explanation of how both light and matter arise". So in their theory elementary particles are not the fundamental building blocks of matter. Instead, they emerge from the deeper structure of the non-empty vacuum of space-time.
-- go here for more on the fabulous rise of Herbertsmithite.

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