Saturday, March 17, 2007

Kind of Star Trekkie (?)

Once a week I receive the Science News e-Letter - brief blurbs on interesting stuff with links to the full articles. This week's featured articles for physics has the following entry.

Warming Up to Criticality: Quantum change, one bubble at a time Physicists can now observe matter as it gradually turns into a Bose-Einstein condensate--the exotic state of matter that displays quantum behavior at macroscopic scales.

I don't have the background to understand anything that is more in depth than this article, but isn't it cool? I wonder what the mathematics that describes this system looks like?

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