We all agree that Michelangelo invented his artistic masterpieces with his great imagination. Michelangelo argues, “The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.”
Did scientists invent the electron with their great imaginations or was it already there waiting to be discovered?
Arthur Eisenkraft will explore the characteristics of the electron and the models we use to help us explore the electron’s properties and behavior. Insights from our investigation of the electron leads us to new ways of perceiving more familiar objects and the nature of reality. As TS Eliot remarked, “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”