|Jun17-12, 11:46 PM||#1|
quarks can form mini blackholes
this passage is from Paul Davies' the Last Three Minutes:
|Jun18-12, 08:08 AM||#2|
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robertjford80, It's really embarrassing, what you apparently have to say these days to sell a popular science book. Note the word "Conjectures" in the title of this book, and believe me, that's an understatement.
A proton is about one fermi (10-13 cm) across. The size of a quark is unknown, experimentally smaller than 10-16 cm. Current theory, the Standard Model, treats it as pointlike, but that could change if and when the Standard Model is replaced by a deeper theory. Davies' conjecture is based on the assumption that the Standard Model remains valid for, oh about 30 orders of magnitude smaller. Quarks would have to remain pointlike to within this distance, and approach each other to where their gravitational attraction overwhelms the strong force.
Before this happens, all the air molecules in the room will jump into my pocket.
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