• Question: would it be possible for all of my body to quantum tunnel at once, as i am not very large? what would be the approximate chances?

    Asked by dwarfkiddo to Jemma, John, Katie, Lisa on 27 Jun 2012.
    • Photo: Jemma Ransom

      Jemma Ransom answered on 27 Jun 2012:

      Hi @dwarfkiddo,

      I’m not sure what quantum tunnelling is, sorry!

      You might have to ask a physicist


    • Photo: Katie Skeffington

      Katie Skeffington answered on 29 Jun 2012:

      I know a little about quantum tunnelling – as far as I understand it gets harder the bigger the object gets… very very small things like atoms can quantum tunnel, but molecules (several atoms joined together) have not been seen to. So I think it is very unlikely that you, who are made up of a huuuuuuge number of molecules would ever be abe to. It would be cool though!