Im making my way through Module 4. Im in section 4.3.
It’s awesome that now we have a quanitzed gravity!! and I’ve been thinking how far we’ve gotten without actually understanding subatomic physics. The strong force, a “fundamental” force of nature is an algebraic construct !!
It seems that we’ve put a lot of emphasis on electrons because they carry charge and our civilization seems dependent on electricity… but it’s the protons that are the black holes. Most of the energy is in the nucleus. This is impressive. We’ve gotten so far on electron currents. We image electricity to be powerful but the energy is in the protons.
It’s an interesting paradigm shift. It’s interesting symbolism, as well: moving from just the orbitals, the outside of the particle to the inside, the core.