What are we really made of?
Watch this!! – I just found this amazing video that offers a very entertaining introduction into the particles and forces that make up me, you, the earth, the universe. Featuring Morgan Freeman, Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Brian Cox, Richard Feynman, and Frank Close, this video offers a cursory introduction to quantum chemistry – the science that governs the interactions of subatomic particles, atoms, and even molecules.
Basically, in 3 and a half minutes, the video tries to explain that:
Dig deep inside the atom
and you’ll find tiny particles
Held together by invisible forces
The atoms that we’re made of have
Negatively charged electrons
Whirling around a big bulky nucleus
The universe is made of
Twelve particles of matter
Four forces of nature
The world is a dynamic mess
Of jiggling things
In the quantum world electrons behave as waves and as particles
For the ultimate triumph of science
We need a theory of everything
Which is still just beyond our grasp
The theory of everything is the Holy Grail of Physics: A theory that will explain through a single model everything from Creation, to supernovas, to atoms and molecules, perhaps even DNA, people, and love. (The four yet unified forces of nature are: gravitation, electromagnetism and the weak and strong nuclear forces that keep together elementary particles.)
If we ever create this theory, we might answer questions such as:
- What happened before the big bang?
- Is it possible to build a time machine?
- Can we punch a hole in space?
“The Quantum World” music video is the eleventh installment in the ongoing Symphony of Science music video series. Materials used in the creation of this video are from:
http://symphonyofscience.com for downloads & more videos!
Posted on September 20, 2011, in science facts, science of life, teaching and tagged atoms and molecules, quantum chemistry, theory of everything. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
very cool! I love it! Wish I had the time to do stuff like this….
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