The Dance of the Particles

[The Toronto Star] Gianluigi Botton fires up a computer and a mysterious image pops up on the screen. It doesn’t look like much. A bunch of blurry white dots tightly packed together on a black background. Kind of like looking through a screen door on a blindingly sunny day. “Those would be silicon atoms,” he says casually, like someone who works at the atomic level every day and is not easily impressed.