Why ‘137’ Is a Great Mystery in Physics

Paul Ratner, Big Think
Does the Universe around us have a fundamental structure that can be glimpsed through special numbers?The brilliant physicist Richard Feynman (1918-1988) famously thought so, saying there is a number that all theoretical physicists of worth should “worry about”. He called it “one of the greatest damn mysteries of physics: a magic number that comes to us with no understanding by man”.
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