Friday, November 18, 2011



You know what I love about neutrinos?

No, not that they defy the laws of physics as we currently define them.  No, not that they are so super-fast that we question their very existence.  No, not even that this existence will allow us to see into the center of the galaxy.

Psshhht.  Whatever.

I like them because they make this pretty pattern.

Photograph: Cern/Science Photo LibraryPhotograph: Cern/Science Photo Library

I am all about the pretty patterns.


  1. I think some cartoon I saw as a kid featured a fictional band called the Neutrinos. It has forever warped my view of subatomic particles.

    It IS a pretty picture. :)

  2. Do you think the universe might conjure up a neutrinos pattern in fabric form. If we ask nicely?

  3. I consider particles exceeding the speed of light to be the equivalent of pigs flying and hell freezing over. I can't wait to see what happens next!

  4. @ geri: i think we should definitely ask Universe, as World had been hearing a lot of beangirl requests lately.

    this is all so far over my head my brain just shuts off. explain more, intelligent people!!!

  5. I didn't know about the patterns. Very pretty, indeed!

  6. :D

    I bet a whole bottle of whisky on neutrinos actually being able to exceed the speed of light. Now I'm even gladder I did. That pattern is awesome. :)

  7. I totally love people who bet on particle physics... especially good things like whiskey.

  8. That would make beautiful fabric! Silk! spoonflower is your friend.


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