Daily Archives : December 30, 2019

Atom graphic with spherical depictions in the background, photo credit: Pixabay

Education to Question, and, Light from a Single Atom

[Originally published as No, It’s Not a Picture of an Atom] When I wrote the first edition of my high school chemistry textbook (back in 1994), I discussed the impossibility of seeing atoms. Atoms aren’t just small; they are simply…

December 30, 2019