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Abstract

The thought that each microscopic “particle” of matter might be something like a whole “cosmos”—extremely reduced in size—has probably old origins. For instance, it appears in the papers (ca. 400 B.C.) by Democritus of Abdera. Namely, Democritus,1 by reversing the analogy, spoke about giant atoms which could reach the size of our cosmos; and, in order to be clear, he added: if one of such superatoms (that constituted supercosmoses) would leave its “giant cosmos” and fall on our world, our world would be destroyed.

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Holonomy Group Tangent Hyperplane Projective Connection Strong Charge Poincare Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erasmo Recami
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Fisica TeoricaUniveisità di CataniaCataniaItaly

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