These results would please my master, Pr. Vigier. He has always been a supporter of this theory of the lower orbitals of the Hydrogen atom. He was the disciple of Louis de Broglie.
He sometimes spoke to me about it in his office facing rue des Fossés Saint Bernard, and for nothing in the world would I have dared to contradict him. But nevertheless, I wondered the question I always ask myself: if it's so easy to "shrink hydrogen", why aren't we seeing them in the vast universe?
700 years ago, instead of this street, there was the moat of the wall of Paris. On one side the gardens of the convent of the Bernardine monks, on the other side of the wall and the moat, another lower wall isolated the garden of the Victorine monks from the Saint Victor abbey.
Now, it is the Paris Sorbonne University, which has ended up taking supremacy over this center of knowledge that was the Abbey of Saint-Victor in the Middle Ages.
In the 1980s, the Faculty of Science was a bit of a "Court of Miracles" in the heart of Paris, as in Victor Hugo's novel, the dean's authority was quite loose, after Dean Zamansky's iron law, the police were barred from entering the campus, and liberal student organizations (in the American sense of the word) ruled the campus. I had annexed an unoccupied room in the basement to open a clandestine laboratory on Cold Fusion and new energies. This laboratory was located at the exact place of the old Saint-Victor library. For years, the faculty staff saw me coming out of this clandestine laboratory in a laboratory white coat, but no one ever asked me any questions. It was not until the major asbestos removal that this laboratory was emptied and destroyed.
I often went to reflect on the Butte Coypeau in the nearby Jardin des Plantes. It is a neolithic tumulus, but it has never been excavated, even when the prefect Hausmann cut a part of it to make way for rue Geoffroy Sant-Hilaire. He carried a windmill during the middle ages, which is often called "Moulin de la Tournelle" on moderns maps, but in fact its real name has been forgotten. The real Moulin de la Tournelle was a water mill that ground water from the Bièvre River, and was located in front of Professor Vigier's office. (From the francique “Biver” :” river of the beavers” )The windmill was founded on the foundations of a small Roman temple. The legend of Paris makes this artificial mound an old dump, which means that it has never been excavated, but it is shown on all old maps. Then, the king annexed this area, and made it his garden of medicinal plants, and the tumulus was carved into a stepped pyramid of ancient inspiration. Then, during the Renaissance, a labyrinth was built at the top, with a small ornamental building. Then the Natural History Museum moved to this place. At the foot of the tumulus, we see the small laboratory where Becquerel rediscovered radioactivity. (In fact, it was Niepce de Saint-Victor who first published the action of uranium salts on the photographic plate, but his name has been forgotten. His photography laboratory was on the Butte de Cormeilles, near Paris.)
The whole back of the old amphitheater of the Museum is horribly radioactive, because Pierre & Marie Curie's laboratory was across the street, and they dumped their radioactive waste there. In fact, it is inadvisable to consume all the fruits of the Jardin des Plantes, because the gardeners appreciated the nitrated salts provided by the laboratory of the Curies. It is an excellent fertilizer. Although a bit mutagenic.
Now tourists can easily climb to the top of the labyrinth, but at the time it was an abandoned place, like the museum, it looked like a film set, you had to know the secret passages under the copses, and the initiated students went to drink a few bottles of Calvados in the ruins of the wrought iron "gloriette", to celebrate the results of the exams.