The Sub-Microscopic World

  • Stephen Webb
Part of the Science and Fiction book series (SCIFICT)


For more than a century physicists have been exploring the world at smaller and smaller distances. They have found structures on smaller and smaller scales—molecules, atoms, nuclei, nucleons, quarks—but have never seen anything such as the world described in O’Brien’s tale. Some would say that’s a shame but, to my mind at least, the theories that describe the submicroscopic world are more interesting than the product of O’Brien’s imagination.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Webb
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  1. 1.DCQE University of PortsmouthLee-on-the-SolentUK

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