Quantum View of the Electron and Photon Sorry if the questions sound too amateurish. 1. Is electron a packet of matter, while a photon a packet of energy? or is photon just a force carrier? 2. Can the mass of an electron be converted into energy, and then into electromagnetic radiation i.e. photons? 3. Rest mass of a photon is said to be zero. However, if photon is a packet of energy then wouldn't that energy theoretically correspond to some mass (via e=mc2)? 4. The electrons have half integer values as spin. How does QM explain the absence of a charged particle with full integer spin? or why 5. Can a Boson be converted (at east theoretically) into a Fermion? i.e can matter (?) be converted into a force carrier? 6. A photon is part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Electron is part of electricity. Electricity can create an electromagnetic 7. Is space-time a-priori or Electromagnetic Radiation?