“Quirk in the Cosmos?” –‘Alpha Factor’ has Profound Implications for Physics and Life

  Is life on earth, and perhaps the Milky Way, due to the alpha, the fine-structure constant, the coupling constant for the electromagnetic force? If alpha were just 4% bigger or smaller than it is, stars wouldn’t be able to make carbon and oxygen, which would have made it impossible for life as we know … Continue reading “Quirk in the Cosmos?” –‘Alpha Factor’ has Profound Implications for Physics and Life