I wrote a program to plot the volumes in which electrons can be found in a hydrogen atom, according to the laws of quantum mechanics [shown in upper right].
Brighter areas represent higher probability of the electron being there. These volumes are the orbitals or electron shells of the atom, which have beautiful shapes in the form of spherical harmonics.
- (n, l, m) are the quantum numbers of the orbitals,
- where n is the principal number associated with its order and energy,
- while l and m are associated with angular momentum and spin of the electron.
The number n=1,2,3,4,5… is the number of the electron shell in Bohr’s old model of the atom.
Captain Kirk (Star Trek cocktail)
1 shot Amaretto
1 shot Malibu
1.5 shots Milk
Chocolate Syrup (as much as you would add to a glass of Chocolate Milk)
Directions: Add all four ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Mix well, and strain into a lowball glass.
Drink created by Aggressive Comix, as part of their Secret of the Booze video series. Photography by Holly Jo Photo.
Ever thought about how the universe is essentially infinite and so is time in both directions and thought about going on for ever and ever, and the only way to reconcile it is to think about it in a donut shape, so it’s endlessly looping and then you get hungry at 2am in the morning and want a donut?
OH MY FUCKING GOD. THANK YOU
SWEET BABY JESUS THANK YOU
THIS HELPS SO MUCH