The Mystery at the Bottom of Physics

From Exurb1a.

Edit as of May 2020: So. There’s now a fair bit more evidence that the fine-structure constant may be variable across the universe, contradicting some of what you’ll hear in this video. This is…alarming. Paper for those curious: https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/17/eaay9672

Further Correction: I pulled a stupid. The fine structure constant is given as 1/137, not 137.

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