Friday, October 7, 2011

Are Neutrino Mixings Like Electron Orbitals?

The neutrino mixing matrix (aka the PMNS matrix) is very similar to the hybrid electron orbital matrixes of chemistry. The natural suggestion, of course, is that they arise via some preon-like internal structure comparable to an atom, although the experimental evidence would suggest that any such structure must be very small and very tightly bound.


Kea said...

And conversely, quantum gravity can explain chemical bonds.

Andrew Oh-Willeke said...

Quantum gravity could be analogous to chemical bonds, but explaining them we know to considerably certainty is primarily an electromagnetic phenomena.

Kea said...

You are missing the point. Knowledge evolves, no?