Single Idea 21205

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 2. Electrodynamics / c. Electrons]

Full Idea

Although standard particles are assumed to be structureless, many physicists believe that if distances could be probed down to 10^-35 m structures would be discovered.

Gist of Idea

Many physicists believe particles have further structure, if only we could see it


Brian R. Martin (Particle Physics [2011], 01)

Book Reference

Martin, Brian R.: 'Particle Physics' [One World 2011], p.18

A Reaction

Such probing is said to be probably impossible. And does the division then come to a halt? Aristotle's meditations on this are not irrelevant.

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