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Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: Particle or Wave – Both!

For most of us, it is natural to think of atoms and electrons as particles. Light, on the other hand, is often described as a wave and is therefore seemingly quite different from an electron. But can something be a wave and a particle at the same time (more…)

Matter – what is it made of?

Matter is all around us, not just on earth, but out there in the vast space that surrounds us in the form of planets, cosmic particles, stars, and even black holes. But what does matter consist of? If we were able to zoom in on the tiniest building blocks that comprise matter, what would we see, and how do these building blocks interact with each other to create the universe that we observe?  (more…)