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Seeing the Smallest Thing in the Universe

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Beyond molecules and atoms, how far down can we see below the wavelength of visible light? What is the smallest possible scale in the universe? Frog animation by Matt Burns Facebook: http://www.physicsgirl.org/facebook Twitter: http://www.physicsgirl.org/twitter Updates: http://physicsgirl.org Help us translate our videos! http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UC7DdEm33SyaTDtWYGO2CwdA&tab=2 Thanks to Kyle Kitzmiller for filming. Image Credits: SEM Images: Dartmouth Electron Microscope Facility Infrared Images: Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech LHC Images: CERN Historical Particle Collider: INFN-LNF www.lnf.infn.it Molecule images: IBM Atom Images: Aneta Stoldona; APS Music: Michael Miller, Kevin McLeod - "Carefree," YouTube - "On the Bach"
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Kyle Noe (23 hours ago)
Fascinating truly astounding. I learned something today.
عبدو عبدو (3 days ago)
جميل جداً
Chris W (3 days ago)
Atoms are a lie. You have to show me with cgi?? Because it isnt real. real science is observable and repeatable and any other science is JUNK science. Also "universe" is also a lie.
Eddie Good (7 days ago)
Yadda, yadda, yadda, blah, blah, blah!!!!!
Eddie Good (7 days ago)
This stuff is and always has been a part of the SAME world we are in we just didn't have the instrument to see it with. You think your sooooo clever but really you can just see things with machines others built. You probably believe that it all just happened with a big explosion as well. Learned idiots!
Carlos González (10 days ago)
Holaaa! Hola, Si Todas las Chicas. Qué Estudian Física de Partículas... Son Tan Hermosas Entonces me Apunto. Universo Tu & Yo... Estamos en Armonía.
Beethovenium 64 TH (11 days ago)
Teacher : The Eiffel Tower is 324 meters tall... And it took 2 years to build... Student : Hey! Isn't it 20 undecillion Planck Lengths tall and took 1.17 sexdecillion Planck Times to build??? Teacher : ... *commits suicide*
Shell B. Atoms (14 days ago)
This is wonderfully and delightfully informative! I'll be showing this to my 5th graders tomorrow! Thanks for making these concepts so interesting and easy to understand! I subscribed!
Mice On A Dice (15 days ago)
Seeing the Smallest Thing in the Universe that's what she said. AHAHHHAHAHAHHAHAHHA
Thomas George (15 days ago)
I also propose a “cube theory” saying that the strings are made of stacked cubes
Thomas George (15 days ago)
1:52 just cured my depression...
Batrax (15 days ago)
I kinda want a quark microscope.
Tushar Niras (17 days ago)
look what I'm doing with my life....
Ha Ha (17 days ago)
Let’s just say that I’m infinite quarks tall
fanjapanischermusik (18 days ago)
what a coincidence would that be if the smallest distance we can measure is also the smallest distance there is, well, at some point we had to hit the end, right? but still, awsome!
Ervin Dervishaj (18 days ago)
But if by quantum physics we have that each particle is a vibration in the particle's field, how is it possible to collide individual particles?
No frogs were injured during the filming of this video
mostafa khan (19 days ago)
Where are we now in 2018. Do another video on the same. Please.
Sebastian Gutierrez (19 days ago)
Physics Girl!!! It would be awesome if you do a video of fractals in physics ! :D Please :)
Shaantubes (20 days ago)
Ok higgs was awarded the nobel prize cool. What about the "boson" after Satyendra Nath Bose, the Indian scientist whose contribution was crucial for this discovery?
webbox100 (22 days ago)
This stuff hurts my brain in the coolest way.
Dave Parsons (22 days ago)
She explained so many different complex physics concepts (including string theory) in one video and so beautifully. Amazing.
specialkender (26 days ago)
This was an awesome video, it conveys awesomly some complex concepts and makes them available to non physics educated people. Keep it up =D !
Rakibul Islam (1 month ago)
Fan from 2018. You've aged.
Coleen West (1 month ago)
....we can all read a book. Nothing original or new here.
moist faucet (1 month ago)
so insane theory is start from 3 to 2 to 1 to 0. then 0 to -1 ? I am done with science.
ImIk Fun Productions (1 month ago)
Who watched this video with their glasses worn?
John Smith (1 month ago)
Irreducible simplicity vs. Irreducible complexity
Mayur Degda (1 month ago)
Ur a damn Cute girl
Paul Davenport (1 month ago)
God ain't tellin'.
Paul Davenport (1 month ago)
If you can't figure something out...... mash it!!;
Enrico Vidal (1 month ago)
Me + Dianna videos = blown mind Thats simple math...
Roshan Don (1 month ago)
The title should be Imagine seeing the smallest thing in the universe
Giovanni Pezzino (1 month ago)
Omg so much knowledge 😍😍😍😍😍😋😋
Issolom Issolom (1 month ago)
Wow she has very white teeth
Edvinas Sungur (2 months ago)
107 Decillion planck lenghts
JackKennedy🏑 (2 months ago)
There is no such thing as small. Everything is infinite and keeps getting smaller
DEJAN JOVANOVIC (2 months ago)
Photon
Jacob Pastega (2 months ago)
i thought my peter was the smallest
jack jonse (2 months ago)
I see too many guys thing of your beauty , but not what your point was. Everything is infinity, no matter how big we think the universe is, when we it in lets say 100 years, we will see things bigger than what we an see, now. And we will see smaller than particals, too.
Tom 4y5s (2 months ago)
I saw single atoms in dreams
Sanganu Prasad (2 months ago)
1 like to you बहुत अच्छा 😁
Jamaica Guanzon (2 months ago)
Nutrinos are atomic sub particles that originated in Mexico discovered by Joselita And Raymundo Dominguez while observing a dying chicken and was later researched by Javier Dela Peña a gang member from MS13. Javier conducted his study after shooting dead an enemy gang member named Marcos Benitez from Latin Kings.
omegafighters (2 months ago)
It's turtles, all the way down.
AJ Labbe (2 months ago)
I still dont understand particle collides... We can't see beyond a particle so let's smash them into smaller pieces we can't see...
Andrzej (2 months ago)
My first time on Physics Girl, lets see.
You are short
Lee Brewer (2 months ago)
So we live in a world where we cannot define the word "life," everything is held together by undefinable concepts we call gravity or nuclear forces, there is no limit to infinity of size on either end, and now we think the smallest particles don't have to have size. And humanists curse religions as being superstition b/c they are based on faith, yet fail to comprehend that faith is all they also have. Everything we think we know is wrong. It is just inconvenient for the human mind to think it is not the ultimate in defining creation.
Tony Smith (2 months ago)
That is NOT how an electron microscope works !!! It scans the sample with and electron beam and measures the current as it travels across the sample. The image it the different levels of current measured ! This is also the reason electron microscopes don't work with insulators ! There isn't enough current to measure ! How can a physics channel get this wrong ? You explanation is more like how an X-Ray works, creating a shadow on the film, and would work good that explanation. Except that X-Rays do travel thru living material but some of the particles are blocked. String theory is based on what real world experiment ? None that I know of ! Kind of like Dark Matter. It exist but can't be seen ? The ether theory makes more sense ! How about you just ignored all the electrostatic and magnetic effects, so the mistake is covered by DARK MATTER, since they can't admit when they are WRONG ! And this coming from an Earth that changes about 1000 volts per meter of height. But electric charge doesn't matter ???
kaw628 (2 months ago)
It's kind of interesting watching this now, knowing about the higgs boson.
Shiv A Joshi (2 months ago)
hey physics girl could we say that gravity is created by a point-sized particle or is it actually possible
Glenda Martínez (2 months ago)
Amazing!!!
Lukas Wehner (2 months ago)
why is she so cute ?
Xi Le (2 months ago)
How small is a photon particle?
JubiTheVille (3 months ago)
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God Speaks to Me in Math (3 months ago)
If you want SCIENTIFIC proof of why Saturn has a Hexagon.. check out the vid on my channel... Hexagons and pyramids are prevalent in nature... n I my discovery shows why.
Scientific Humanist (3 months ago)
I LOVE smart girls! 👍❤️😍🇨🇦
Matthew Shaw (3 months ago)
*that we know of
Cielo y cirros (3 months ago)
If i ever discover a new particule i'll call it Cowern's particule im Honor to Dianna Cowern.
Joseph Barry (3 months ago)
She is a world renowned and very important scientist in the league of Neil deGrasse Tyson ;simply amazing intellect.
Jade Jewell (3 months ago)
Do a video on why Supernatural Causation can not be confirmed and how we have no method by which to investigate it. Methodological Naturalism is superior to Philosophical Naturalism.
Aren't I Adorable (3 months ago)
You’re adorable!
ovrdozzzz (3 months ago)
I love this nerd
Teacher Michael Maalim (3 months ago)
I prefer when you are physicsing (practical and physical demonstrations) rather than narrating other people's academic theories. I prefer when you conduct experiments that make me think hard and ask questions about something I had not seen before. I know physical demonstrations are expensive to make but that is what physicsing is all about - physical physics. Physics Girl, you have good physics and a good physique! Keep it up. Thanks.
Richard Santalone (3 months ago)
Man I would enjoy being a quark! Reason? 2:56 .
Miguel Reyes (3 months ago)
😘😍😇 like YEAH!
edwin deleon (3 months ago)
can hiv be seen through electron miccroscope. yes
Eric Lindsay-Baker (3 months ago)
stop looking at my privates :(
TBM9 1738 (3 months ago)
WE discovered? ??
Markotik G (3 months ago)
Hmmm, I’d love to mess around with your particles... Seriously though, I think this is my favourite YouTube channel on the go - and easily the coolest/ brainiest/ hottest/ smartest YouTuber right now 😍😍
MendMyWings 7 (3 months ago)
Wait! Does this mean quarks monogamous?
Jean (3 months ago)
I didn't quite understand the issue of infinite forces as you get closer to a point particle...
The New Indian (3 months ago)
You should definitely consider teaching high school kids on parttime. If I had someone like you in my time I would have become a theoretical physicist :(
Sample Dude (3 months ago)
2:14 don't ever dance like that again.
Aryan Raj (3 months ago)
So I can't accept this
Aryan Raj (3 months ago)
All things are wronge without imagine
DarkflameAndCloudhawk (3 months ago)
2:57 damn they're almost as clingy as me
Ginormous Miner (3 months ago)
I like how the video ended
Thunkful2 (3 months ago)
There it is again folks the "Scientific WE" as in "we have" or "we now know" - Who is this WE? Is it a we that includes the hearers, as you say to the members of your family "We are a family" or does it exclude the hearers as in "We are going to beat you"?
julie Wallis (3 months ago)
Thunkful2 I take it to mean ‘we scientists’ but it could be taken as ‘we, mankind’ . Have you ever heard the saying “pick your battles” ? All the questions I come up with when watching Physics girl, and I’ve never wondered who the “we” are.
Mudfossil University (3 months ago)
We photoed electrons it seems after acceleration they are visible BRIEFLY. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-cozPt7wqs&t=2s
Hope for all (3 months ago)
Check out the XFEL PIPELINE. https://www.xfel.eu/facility/overview/index_eng.html
Burst Nibbler (3 months ago)
Great video
I'd hit that.
Border Collie (4 months ago)
The whole thing does seem to be a bit girly........
Gary Zilbergleyt (4 months ago)
4:29 can someone explain what kind of forces she means, and why getting closer to them creates infinite forces?
einatlevy5 (4 months ago)
great video thank you!
lol (4 months ago)
Why ypu lookin at my genitals?
Frank Forrester (4 months ago)
If "perhaps one day we can measure the smallest distance in the universe..? then wont that present another thing to yet again measure?
Tattoo by Bogg story (4 months ago)
Phisics girl if you EVER need a boy friend!? I'm there for you!!!
Robert Daris (4 months ago)
why did Rick Perry the agriculture Department not give those Farmers that 12 billion dollars and it was Trump what does Trump have to do farming you didn't sign a bill embezzle it
Michael Ward (4 months ago)
You are incredible! Great presentation. I look forward to your videos. Keep making science fun and approachable. Thank You so much!
Anon Mason (4 months ago)
But if they have no size then why is size a problem? Doesn't that problem defeat itself?
jassir amed (4 months ago)
So yeah the matrix is real
Rebel 248 (4 months ago)
No frogs were harmed in the making of this video
Raf galvão (4 months ago)
zero dimension/ no size does not make a point... inconceivable .. there's no a 2d object nor 1d no 0d. That's so mind blowing. What about when we measure the smallest distance we find out all particles disappear in one place to appear in other without intermediary location ? :d
Shreyasi Upadhyay (4 months ago)
beauty with brains
boB Gudgel (4 months ago)
One of her best yet ! So smart AND cute !
sifat niloy (4 months ago)
2:15 haha
EVIL Co. (4 months ago)
The Star of Babylonian Talmud @ 0:25. "Hence" the star of David.
Variety of Everything (4 months ago)
Quarkons and gluons

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