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2Physics Quote:
"The exchange character of identical particles plays an important role in physics. For bosons, such an exchange leaves their quantum state the same, while a single exchange between two fermions gives a minus sign multiplying their wave function. A single exchange between two Abelian anyons gives rise to a phase factor that can be different than 1 or -1, that corresponds to bosons or fermions, respectively. More exotic exchanging character are possible, namely non-Abelian anyons. These particles have their quantum state change more dramatically, when an exchange between them takes place, to a possibly different state." -- Jin-Shi Xu, Kai Sun, Yong-Jian Han, Chuan-Feng Li, Jiannis K. Pachos, Guang-Can Guo
(Read Full Article: "Experimental Simulation of the Exchange of Majorana Zero Modes"

Monday, July 10, 2006

Upcoming Physics Conferences

From today we start this feature on suggestion from some of our physicist friends. If anyone wishes to freely advertize Physics jobs or conferences in 2Physics, he/she is welcome to put an entry and a web-link following our 'comment' link that can be found at the bottom of any of our postings. From time to time we'll publish the list. Our today's list is for conferences only.

July 18-21: "Quantum reality, relativistic causality, and closing the epistemic circle: an international conference in honour of Abner Shimony" (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
July 20-21: "Teaching General Relativity" (Syracuse)
July 23-29: "Eleventh Marcel Grossmann Meeting on General Relativity" (Berlin)
Jul 31-Aug 4: "Cosmic Frontiers" (Durham, UK)
August 1-4: "1st international workshop on transmission of information and energy in nonlinear & complex systems " (Singapore)
August 6-11: "Intl congress on mathematical physics" (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
August 7-15: "Key Approaches to Dark Energy" (Barcelona, Spain)
August 24-26: "Quantum Gravity in Americas" (Pennstate)
August 25-29: "3rd Feynman festival" (College Park, Maryland, USA)
September 3-12: "International advanced summer school on modern mathematical physics: theoretical cosmology and observational status of modern cosmology" (Dubna, Russia)
September 7-9: "Maxwell 150 Years On" (Aberdeen, UK)


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