Physicist Jonathan Butterworth on the term ‘fundamental’, the forces of the Standard model and why gravity is so hard to investigate.
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'What is it that makes my muscles work? It's the electromagnetic force basically, is chemistry, so it's all governed by the swapping of electrons between various complicated molecules. But I can pick a pen up against the whole massive gravitational attraction of the Earth. It shows you how much stronger the electromagnetic forces are than gravity.'
Jonathan Butterworth, Professor of Physics, University College London
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