Part of the Multiversal Journeys book series (MVJ)
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The reason that a lot of people think of elementary particles as being tiny little balls is that scientists often show pictures of atoms and elementary particles where the particles are represented by tiny little balls, see Fig. 7.1. As far as we know, elementary particles are fluctuations of quantum fields, but that is very hard to convey in a picture.
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