The Planck Dive

by Greg Egan

Feynman diagram.


Gisela wanted to understand the universe at its deepest level, to touch the beauty and simplicity that lay beneath it all.

That was why she was taking the Planck Dive.

The polis of Cartan has been in orbit around the black hole Chandrasekhar for almost three centuries. Now, a group of polis citizens are preparing to encode clones of themselves into a form that will be able to travel inside the hole and explore the nature of spacetime at the Planck scale, 10–35 metres.

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The Planck Dive / created Thursday, 11 June 1998 / revised Saturday, 13 June 1998
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