posted on 04/17/2012 12:16:53 PM PDT
I’m all for legalizing medical Majorana....
posted on 04/17/2012 12:20:58 PM PDT
"Bosons, however, are particles that are their own antiparticle, and they don't annihilate when they touch each other."
Wrong - charged bosons, such as the electroweak boson W+, are not their own antiparticles. And even the Z0 boson, which is its own antiparticle, annihilates.
posted on 04/17/2012 12:38:49 PM PDT
(A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
Apparently Ettore Majorana
himself was also very interesting. He was part of the Italian school around Fermi. Brilliant, he started to act in a more and more eccentric manner and eventually disappeared mysteriously.
I wondered where I left it.
posted on 04/17/2012 12:41:08 PM PDT
(Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
Why buy fermions retail when you can get the same effects from free fakes!
posted on 04/17/2012 12:42:41 PM PDT
I love articles like this, revealing new discoveries.
It is my take though, that when we start seeing these types of discoveries break from China, it will be a real indication of danger ahead.
posted on 04/17/2012 2:51:12 PM PDT
(Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Rove, and Card can get him elected without their core base. Game on!)
To: presidio9; SpaceBar
Majorana then proceeded to develop a nuclear model based on neutrons and protons, without electrons, to analyze the forces between neutrons and protons in considerable detail, and to calculate the binding energies of several light nuclei. When he told Fermi and some of his friends of this work, its importance was immediately recognized, and Fermi urged Majorana to publish it, but Majorana demurred, because he thought his results, thus far, were too incomplete. Fermi then asked for permission to report Majoranas results at the Paris conference, giving Majorana proper credit for the new ideas, but Majorana said that he would give permission only if his ideas were attributed an old professor of electrical engineering expected to be present at the conference. This strange proposal, showing Majoranas whimsicality, was obviously unacceptable, and so Majoranas ideas were promulgated only much later, after they had been independently discovered by other physicists.
- Enrico Fermi, Physicist by Emilio Segrè
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