Sunday, December 26, 2010

Subatomic Poll And Giveaway!

Heisenberg uncertainty

I am taking the leap into subatomic and quantum jewelry! There's a lot of numbers involved, though. A lot of constants and measurements, and I'm unfamiliar with most of them. I need your help in deciding which subatomic constant is most worth enshrining in beaded form!

  • Proton Mass
  • The Rydberg Constant
  • The Bohr Radius
  • Electron Mass
  • The Planck Constant
  • You forgot it, so I'll post it in a comment.
  • Neutron Mass

But you said giveaway!

That's right, I did. After you vote up here, leave a comment with two and a half things:

1. Email address or some other means of contact (in case you win!)
2.What you voted for
2.5 Why you voted for it (optional)

You also get up to three "bonus" entries by leaving a comment with a link to a Facebook link or Tweet back to this contest!

A post will be randomly selected via random number generator after the poll expires on February 24th, 2011. The winner will get their vote—regardless of whether or not it won—in a free necklace/bracelet/anklet (their choice). It's my way of saying "thank you," since I am terrible at making decisions myself.

Even if you're not interested in the giveaway, I still would love your vote. So go on and click that button!

Edit!: Since there's been overwhelming response to this (good on all of you for your passion for quantum mechanics!), I will draw three winners when the poll closes. Your chances of winning something just tripled! Vote & post!


  1. eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

    I voted for Electron Mass. Sadly, I don't recognize any of the poll options but I kinda know what an electron is, so I went with that. Lol!

  2. I voted for the i forgot it so i'll post it in a comment because I don't know what these are .

    tumblemumbo at

  3. ssjkybok[at]gmail[dot]com

    I voted for Planck's Constant. The idea of things being that teensy tiny is just ridiculous to me. So little!

    Also tweeted!

  4. gin.sey.tea[at]gmail[dot]com

    I voted for Neutron mass.

    It's been long enough since I studied physics that I don't remember what Planck's Constant is or why it is used, but I still enjoy neutrons!


    Electron Mass.

    I enjoyed the study of electrons more than any other polarity. The attractiveness is based on the negative charge of the electron itself, and how tiny the particles are.

  6. 1.
    2. The Planck Constant
    2.5 I like the coolness of the idea of ratios & relationships

    btw: ever consider doing something off of Drake's Equation?

  7. 1. vphardt@gmail
    2.Planck's Constant
    2.5 Much like someone else above! THE TEENY

  8. komikbookgeek at gmail dot com

    Electron Mass - I play Magneto in various RPGs. Seemed appropriate.

  9. I love this geeky jewelery idea.
    Voted for Neutron because it was the only one I knew and I figured I could explain it if I won!

  10. I voted for Planck's constant, because I still have nightmares from having to use it in my physical chemistry courses. LOL!

    I'd also like to cast an honorary vote for the charge of an electron.

    whyte.starr (at) gmail (dot) com

  11. I voted for proton mass. Mostly it was to be difficult and/or different. However, I think it could be rather pretty.

  12. I voted for electron mass, because when we had to build molecules in school I always liked the crazy free-wheeling electrons best (even if they were... NEGATIVE!). Dun dun dun!

    mslarkin(at) gmail(dot)com

    Really cool jewelry! I plugged in on facebook:!/permalink.php?story_fbid=167198066656439&id=597437414

  13. I voted for the Neutron Mass because I know what a neutron is. I could have vote for the electron mass for the same reason. The rest I have no idea. Although, I think I'll be googleing them later. :)
    kowandamcbride at yahoo dot com

  14. tweeted:
    kowandamcbride at yahoo dot com

  15. I voted for Planck Constant because I remember learning about it in physics.
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

  16. Hi and Happy New Year! :) Well, I went with the proton mass, because for some strange reason, whenever learning about those darn atoms, I always liked the protons more than the other two. I'm strange (hey, a quark joke!) :) But, the thing is, I prefer the other end of the spectrum with all things large. So actually, my favorite constant is G -- 6.67x10^-11. Some people have favorite words, me, I love that number. And I normally go out to 5 sig figs. Go figure. LOl


  17. electron mass as I like the way the models look--thanks
    kendraco22 at yahoo dot com

  18. 1.
    2. Electron Mass
    2.5 It just jumped out at me as a good idea.
    Also, tweeted this at

  19. I voted for the Bohr Radius because... well, I like Niels Bohr.

    glycinemax at gmail dot com

  20. 1)
    2) Neutron mass
    2.5) Asked my roommate, and she said that, for some reason, neutrons were the only thing she remembered well from her various science classes.

  21. 1.
    2. Electron Mass
    2.5 We're learning about current in my physics class, so it seemed appropriate to me. Electrons are cool...

  22. valerie2350 at hotmail dot com

    electron mass

    electrons remind me of my father and his scientific endeavors

  23. I voted for The Planck Constant.

    blaskey1186 at yahoo(dot)com

  24. I voted for electron mass, because I like electrons and how they orbit the nucleus of the atom.

  25. 1 tweeted!/pridelandmama/status/40677082124140544

  26. 2 tweeted!/pridelandmama/status/40677082124140544

  27. 3 tweeted!/pridelandmama/status/40677082124140544

  28. 1. Planck Constant
    2. Engineer husband suggested voting for that one

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com