Originally Posted by tommy1993
I don't have a good enough knowledge of this to contribute any worthwhile opinion, but quoting an old wikipedia article to back up your argument about a brand new scientific study seems a bit shaky....
it's not shaky at all.
Firstly, the scientific study isn't actually saying what these people assume it is saying. The ignorance here is not on the part of these scientists or myself. The ignorance is on the part of the person who wrote the article and these other people who are latching onto words with any understanding of what the hell is going on.
secondly, that wiki page is nicely referenced. trace the references you can find.
What they're talking about here is the electric field around the electron is symmetric up to a certain level. This is actually a big result, but not because it shows the electron has shape, which it doesn't even remotely claim. It's big result because it should get rid of a lot of SUSY theories that depend on EDM at those length scales.Edited by dantoddd - 5/26/11 at 1:45am