Tomorrow at 18.00GMT a six-part series of Live Videos concludes with a roundup of particles and forces covered so far, and what the implications are for our perception of reality.
Where all this is taking us is what Quantumology is all about. How we think about our reality really matters. The quarks and electrons that make up our bodies, together with the neutrinos, gluons and exotics shifting in and out of phase in a manner suggesting multiversal transit, must have a bearing on what we are and what we perceive.
Who we are has a bearing too, for only if this stuff draws you in the first place can you hope to gain a picture of what's really going on in any facet of a scientific sense.
Living in the Now is a mindfulness thing; I've come through a maelstrom of suspicious mental health to emerge 27 years later still passionate about this stuff, having learned about it from sources and circumstances pushing hard at any known boundaries of belief. For sure I'm bound to talk about it one day, but here and now we're here to talk about particles that probably really aren't.
W and Z particles affect the twist and thrust of what goes on, transforming and kicking things into action. Photons regulate energy levels, and are involved in most exchanges and decays (or perhaps more accurate to say, transmuted multiplications) of particles in flux across the quantum fields.
Gluons stick things together and hold that bond while allowing those bonded the freedom to change from one thing to another. Neutrinos, flying through all this and also turning from one thing to another, potentially connect everything to everything else via yet-to-be-determined information exchange.
So in the course of human experience, what could this mean for us? Change happens all the time. One mood, event, contact or priority to the next in a seamless stream of personal data. While this is happening, consensus is tuned towards a consciousness at work with which we exchange information. Most of us are pretty sure there's a Source of some kind, and whatever you make of choice v. destiny, that's a paradox that stumped the very best of those scientists working out quantum mechanics in the early days, who all thought about this stuff too.
We become bonded in relationships and raise/lower our energy levels like electrons do, according to our mood and environment. When motivated, we're Up; demotivated, we're Down. When we are curious, it's Strange and when inspired, that's Charm at work. Really appreciating lets us see Beauty and when the quest reveals itself, that's when we get to the Truth.
Here's a Glossary of Terms mentioned in the previous videos, as commonly interpreted in English:
Up for seeing where this takes us, with so many physicists coming together to share thoughts and observations without prejudice in a closed group, it's strange to me that we've come this far in the course of scientific history without illuminating the New Physics everyone's been whispering about for some decades now. As you'll have gathered if you've been watching carefully, I'm no alumni physicist but I know there's one out there who's going to crack this nut, and if they can bring themselves to trust that I'm sane, some beautiful truths are quite likely to spring from the thinking. See you there...
Kathy is the author of Quantumology. She met up with quantum mechanics in 1997, pledging allegiance to its sources thereafter. These are her personal thoughts and testimonies.