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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"

Friday, December 01, 2006

December Physics Conferences

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

December 4-7: Quantum mechanics:from fundamental problems to applications (Bertinoro, Italy)
December 6-7: Perfik 2006: National Physics Conference 2006 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
December 11-13: Yukawa-Tomonaga Centennial (Kyoto, Japan)
December 12-15: TSL Expository Lecture Series V: Computational Physical Sciences 2006 (Selangor, Malaysia)
December 16: Paris Nobel Conference 2006 (Paris, France)
December 12-17: Miami topical conference on elementary particles, astrophysics, and cosmology(Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA)
December 17-19: Intl workshop on neutrino masses and mixings - toward unified understanding of quark and lepton mass matrices (Shizuoka, Japan)
December 25- January 6: 13th Vietnam school of physics (Nha-trang, Vietnam)


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