Friday, May 13, 2011

Graphene may reveal the grain of space-time - physics-math - 13 May 2011 - New Scientist

Graphene may reveal the grain of space-time: So how about the electron's intrinsic spin? It cannot be a rotation in the ordinary sense, as electrons are point particles with no radius and no innards. Instead, like pseudospin, it might come from a lattice pattern in space-time itself, says Regan. This echoes some attempts to unify quantum mechanics with gravity in which space-time is built out of tiny pieces or fundamental networks

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