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The New Quantum Universe, Second Edition by Patrick Walters, Tony Hey

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12 Weak photons and strong glue

Now we are in a position in physics that is different from any other time in history (it’s always different!). We have a theory, . . . so why can’t we test the theory right away to see if it’s right or wrong? Because what we have to do is calculate the consequences of the theory to test it. This time, the difficulty is this first step.

Richard Feynman

The double-slit experiment revisited

In this chapter we turn to recent advances in our understanding of the fundamental forces of Nature. As we have said in earlier chapters, the combination of classical electromagnetism, quantum mechanics and relativity provides an astonishingly successful description of electromagnetic forces. The resulting theory is called Quantum ...

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