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Q: If you zoom in far enough, what do particles look like?
Are they really “there,” or do we fall back on Heisenberg and say there is nothing really there, just a point particle at some probability? Or suppose we had a few billion-billion-billion pure quark particles stuck together in a jar (further indulge me here), what would we see? The Heisenberg uncertainty principle isn’t so much about having uncertainty about some definite particle, it’s a statement about the nature of particles in general. A really high res picture would look like a blurry dot (sorry, no way around it). For example: rocks absorb most light and reflect rock-colored light, glass transmits visible light and absorbs infrared and ultraviolet light, and glow in the dark stuff emits light.
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