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  • n. Plural form of boson.


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  • Assuming that the parity operator is hermitian, meaning it is observable, means that its eigenvalues can only be real, meaning there are only two possibilities: 1 or -1. (squareroot of 1 is either 1 or -1). which leads to the conclusion that in this simplified case of two particles in one dimension there are two types of wavefunctions, one we will call bosons and the other fermions.


  • He talked about the various unresolved problems of the Standard Model, and the hypothetical theory called supersymmetry, which connects particles of matter, called fermions, with particles that carry forces, called bosons.

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  • "The problem was that the atoms did not behave as they should according to the theory of quantum physics", tells Jan W. Thomsen and explains, that atoms have two fundamental states - they either rotate a complete revolution around themselves and are then called bosons or they rotate half-integers (½ or 1½) around themselves and are then called fermions.


  • The discoveries described in Science also would apply to clocks using atoms known as bosons, which, unlike fermions, can exist in the same place and energy state at the same time.


  • The answer is probably a database of bosons which is interesting because any intelligent life anywhere in the universe will eventually discover plutonium and assemble a critical mass of it and this can be detected in a database of bosons.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • The particles are known as the W and Z intermediate vector bosons.

    Simon van der Meer, Nobel laureate in physics, dies at 85

  • Although it is too early to draw definite conclusions, the message is clear; Higgs bosons have nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.

    Santhosh Mathew, PhD: Nowhere to Run, Bosons, Nowhere to Hide

  • The bottom line, however, is: The experiments will have enough data by the end of 2012 to accept or reject the existence of the Higgs bosons.

    Santhosh Mathew, PhD: Nowhere to Run, Bosons, Nowhere to Hide

  • It also has ominous implications for supposedly material bodies, like quarks and Higgs bosons, that only exist (at least so far) as terms in mathematical formulas.

    January 21st, 2009

  • But until they can scour the Higgs bosons from a car like this it will always be just a little bit spooky.

    Mercedes: a Demon of Hurtling Mass


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  • Bose and Einstein were pretty thick, but Paul was not their boson buddy.

    March 4, 2009