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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"

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Upcoming Physics Conferences

Here is a selected list of forthcoming conferences in Physics. You are welcome to freely advertise Physics jobs or conferences in 2Physics by sending an email to 2Physics@gmail.com.

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)
September 10-23: "XII Brazilian School on Cosmology and Gravitation" (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
September 17-23: "School in string theory" (Bhubaneswar, India)
September 25-29: "COSMO 2006: International Workshop on Particle Physics and Early Universe" ( Lake Tahoe, CA, USA)
October 6-8: "Mensa colloquium 2006: revolution in cosmology" (Albany, NY, USA)
October 26-28: "10th Paris Cosmology Colloquium" (Paris, France)
November 6-9: "Nanoscience & nanotechnology 2006" (Rome, Italy)
December 17-19: Intl workshop on neutrino masses and mixings - toward unified understanding of quark and lepton mass matrices (Shizuoka, Japan)


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