Human Scale

German born theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg is perhaps best known for his 1927 Uncertainty Principle.

Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle states that determining the position and momentum of a particle necessarily contains errors the product of which cannot be less than the quantum constant h. These errors are negligible in general and on a human scale but become critical when studying very small things like atoms.

In other words ... the mere act of observing a thing, hits that thing with light particles (photons) and moves it; so by the time you actually see the thing, it has moved to somewhere else.
From the Remo store description of their Heisenberg T Shirt.
My question is - what is the quantum constant 'h'?

But it leads me to another question (the best questions do). Does that mean that art is never the same? When you look at a painting, the thing you see will, by necessity be different from the things that I see. Not just on an emotional level but also fundamentally and physically. As it is the school holidays I can take my daughter the art gallery and when she tells me that she's been there before I will be able to confidently and truthfully say, 'yes but it has changed now...Heisenberg said so...quantum constant h.'


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