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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"
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Monday, July 07, 2008

Upcoming Physics Conferences

[To add an upcoming physics conference to this list, please send an email to 2Physics@gmail.com ]

Jul 07-11: Dark Energy and Dark Matter (Lyon, France)
Jul 16-23: Astronomy Education Meeting (Lisbon, Portugal)
Jul 17-19: 12th Paris Cosmology Colloquium (Paris, France)
Aug 07-18: De Sitter Cosmology (Stockholm, Sweden)
Aug 25-29: Emergent Gravity (MIT, USA)
Aug 25-29: Geometry and Analysis (Stockholm, Sweden)
Aug 25-29: Gravity in Higher Dimensions (Bremen, Germany)
Aug 25-29: 22nd general conference of the condensed matter division of the European Physical Society (Rome, Italy)
Aug 26-29: COSMO 08 (Madison, USA)
Aug 26-29: Strong and Electroweak Matter (Amsterdam) Contact: sewm08@science.uva.nl
Sep 07-12: 100 Years after Minkowski (Bad Honnef, Germany)
Sep 08-12: Sources of Gravitational Radiation (Valencia, Spain)
Sep 14-20: QICS Workshop on "Foundational Structures for Quantum Information and Computation" (Obergurgl, Austria)
Sep 15-19: Raman scattering in materials science (Warsaw, Poland)
Sep 24-28: TeV astrophysics (Beijing, China)
Sep 24-28: Dark Matter, Dark Energy and Alternative Gravities (Beijing, China)
Sep 25-27: 24th Max Born Symposium on Quantum Statistical Mechanics and Field Theory(Wroclaw, Poland)
Oct 07-11: Dark Energy (Munich, Germany)
Oct 24-29: Italian Quantum Information Science Conference (Camerino, Italy)
Nov 10-14: Correlations and Coherence in Quantum Matter (Evora, Portugal)
Dec 07-14: Texas Symposium (Vancouver, Canada)
Mar 25-30: ISF Research Workshop on Random Matrices and Integrability: From Theory to Applications (Yad Hashmona, Judean Hills, Israel)
May 25-29: From the Planck Scale to the Electroweak Scale (Padova, Italy)
Jun 29-Jul 03: Invisible Universe (Paris, France)

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