What is an Electron a Wave In?
Most recent answer: 01/01/2018
- Khushro (age 55)
Great question. So far as we know currently, these elementary particle waves are just what the world is made of, not waves in some more fundamental medium. That goes for electromagnetism too, made of photon waves. It wouldn't be surprising if at some point a deeper theory is developed, in which the current elementary particles appear as waves in some more fundamental field, e.g. some string field.
Will this business of finding deeper mediums reach a rock-bottom or go on forever? No one knows.
(published on 01/01/2018)