My new book arrived this week. “The universe is made of stories not atoms” poet Muriel Rukeyser famousely remarked but some of the most fascinating and important stories are those that explain atoms and Psyche such in this case. I was so intrigued to discover this collaboration between such great scientits. It’s fascinating and difficult but very important book. As said my favorite scientist Brian Cox:
“This shift of the configuration of the electrons inside the diamond has consequences, because the sum total of all the electrons of the universe must respect Pauli. Therefore, every electron around every atom in the universe must be shifting as I heat the diamond up, to make sure that none of them end up in the same energy level. When I heat this diamond up, all the electrons in the universe instantly but imperceptibly change their energy levels. So everything is connected to everything else.”
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