Date: Wed Feb 27 14:53:05 2008 Back to Contents

Author: Urs Lauterburg

Subject: Re: Electron in motion

Post:
>http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23336318?GT1=10856

...what's that? Science being hijacked to stage a Dell computer and
some laundry machine commercial? Big business just takes over each
and every aspect of life and turns the sole reason of mankind's
existence into a consumer orgy. I think the religion of free
enterprise is taken way to far into each and every domain of our life.

Does MSN actually stand for something related to Microsoft?

About the electron in motion; I am not so sure if it makes much sense
to claim that this is a movie of a moving electron. It's more what
the instrumentation detected for us with some aspect of the
measurements then displayed on a screen. It seems to be pretty far
from realtime more a kind of an ultra slow motion I would say.

Anyway most of the information about nature reaches us as a function
of time. Why could that be?

Regards and happy performing physics

Urs

Urs Lauterburg
Physics demonstrator
Physikalisches Institut
University of Bern
Switzerland




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