Handedness , parity violation , and the reality of space ∗

@inproceedings{Pooley2002HandednessP,
  title={Handedness , parity violation , and the reality of space ∗},
  author={Oliver Pooley},
  year={2002}
}
  • Oliver Pooley
  • Published 2002
This paper is about asymmetry rather than symmetry. More specifically, its subject is the sort of spatial asymmetry exemplified by human hands. Hands lack any plane of mirror symmetry. As a result they come in two varieties: left hands and right hands. Similarly we talk of left-handed and right-handed screws, left-handed and right-handed molecules, left-handed and right-handed coordinate systems, or sets of axes, and so on.1 Objects of opposite handedness that are otherwise qualitatively… CONTINUE READING

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