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The State of Neutrons

I just heard Charlie Rose ask Larry Summers: In aggregate, how is the global economy doing?

What a nice specific question sure to elicit useful insights. Here’s another:

“In aggregate, how is the neutron doing?

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  • Jim Thompson 8/22/2007, 6:29 am

    In aggregate is really the only way to know about neutrons. If you ask about any specific neutron, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle says that we can never truly know.

    Bit of a shame you didn’t ask about electrons, because this fellow named James Clerk Maxwell gave us a great set of equations to describe them.

  • Robert Nagle 8/22/2007, 9:37 am

    Oh, so right you are. I am so ignorant; is it obvious how often I fell asleep during high school physics?

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