Inside a Proton Particle • Animated 3D Science Art & FUI

From a distance, a proton appears to be made out of three particles called quarks. But look closer, and a sea of particles pops in and out of existence.

Read about it at Quanta: https://tinyurl.com/qm-proton-sea

Proton. Although the structure is not clearly visible here, I follow physicist Sabine Hossenfelder's advice for proton models: https://tinyurl.com/sh-proton

Proton. Although the structure is not clearly visible here, I follow physicist Sabine Hossenfelder's advice for proton models: https://tinyurl.com/sh-proton

Stills of the proton's inner "sea". I love the iridescent, rainbow-in-shower effects happening here.

Stills of the proton's inner "sea". I love the iridescent, rainbow-in-shower effects happening here.

A project like this takes a lot of R&D — tons of test files! Here's one of the alt. "sea" visuals I really liked, but ultimately this method wasn't right for the results I wanted, so I scrapped it.

Another "inner maelstrom" test.

I conceptualized of and created this proton particle simulation for an article by Natalie Wolchover / Quanta Magazine: "Decades-Long Quest Reveals Details of the Proton’s Inner Antimatter"

Read about it at Quanta: https://tinyurl.com/qm-proton-sea

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