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Single Idea 20463

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / A. Physics / 1. Matter / k. Fields]

Full Idea

There are about fifteen fields, whose quanta are elementary particles (electrons, quarks, muons, neutrinos, Higgs, and little else), plus a few fields similar to the electromagnetic one, which describe forces at a nuclear scale, with quanta like photons.

Gist of Idea

There are about fifteen particles fields, plus a few force fields

Source

Carlo Rovelli (Reality is Not What it Seems [2014], 04)

A Reaction

According to Rovelli, this sentence describes the essence of physical reality.

Book Reference

Rovelli,Carlo: 'Reality is Not What it Seems', ed/tr. Carnell/Segre [Penguin 2016], p.109