Date: 2013-01-05 Time: 07:00 - 09:00 US/Pacific (7 years 8 months ago)
America/Los Angeles: 2013-01-05 07:00 (DST)
America/New York: 2013-01-05 10:00 (DST)
America/Sao Paulo: 2013-01-05 11:00
Europe/London: 2013-01-05 14:00
Asia/Colombo: 2013-01-05 19:30
Australia/Sydney: 2013-01-06 01:00 (DST)
Where: Online Video Conference
This video conference used Fuzemeeting.
The meeting can be replayed by clicking this link:
Since Rutherford, the atom has been considered a tiny positively charged nucleus surrounded by a cloud of electrons. But does this really make any sense? How is it that the strong force manages to keep all those protons in the center, but only works at a short distance. How is it all of those electrons flying around don't collide into each other and form these crazy orbits that look like balloon animals tied together. Why don't electrons radiate when they are in orbit and why is there a Pauli Exclusion principle? If all those electrons are on the outside of an atom and far from the nucleus, wouldn't they just repel any other atoms?
The Cubic Atomic Model is a radical solution to these problems by going back to our institutions about particles and treating protons and electrons as "hard little balls". Starting with this premise and building atoms by sticking these particles together like magnets in alternating patterns, we get an entirely new model of the atom which doesn't require orbiting electrons, a tiny nucleus or the strong force. This model more easily explains how molecular bonds work, how spectra is generated and what happens during nuclear fission.
My website for the Cubic Atomic Model is http://franklinhu.com/atmpics2.html.