Saturday, June 26, 2004

"Now, in a development that some have compared to Copernicus's recognition that the earth is not the center of the solar system, startling new data have revealed that only five percent of the universe is made of normal, visible matter described by the Standard Model. Ninety-five percent of the universe consists of dark matter and dark energy whose fundamental nature is a mystery. The Standard Model's orderly and elegant view of the universe must be incorporated into a deeper theory that can explain the new phenomena. The result will be a revolution in particle physics as dramatic as any that have come before."(>>> context weblog sampling new cultural context|quantum universe: the revolution in 21st-century physics)


:: note :: . . . quantum mechanics was supper table talk with a father who was a physicist . . . any questions transformed into involved explanations and readings . . . the one thing learned was nothing couldn't be answered without leading to another question . . .