Investigators from Joint Institute for Nuclear Research Zero in on Mathematical Physics
2012 APR 24 - (VerticalNews.com) -- According to the authors of a study from Moscow Oblast, Russia, "We consider a remarkable symmetry duality that is broken under a phase transition permitting the appearance of superconductivity and superfluidity."
"This is a wine-bottle rotation symmetry in a semiphenomenological description in the spirit of Ginzburg and Landau, while it is a phase symmetry responsible for the conservation of the number of particles (helium atoms, Cooper electron pairs) in Bogoliubov's quantum theory. This duality is interesting in the context of the contraposition of logic and intuition or Science and Art," wrote D.V. Shirkov and colleagues, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research.
The researchers concluded: "We also briefly discuss another aspect of distorted symmetry connected with varying the geometry of space-time and with dimensional reduction in particular."
Shirkov and colleagues published their study in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (Imagery of symmetry in current physics. Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, 2012;170(2):239-248).
For more information, contact D.V. Shirkov, Joint Inst Nucl Res, Dubna, Moscow Oblast, Russia.
Publisher contact information for the journal Theoretical and Mathematical Physics is: Springer, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA.
Keywords: City:Moscow Oblast, Country:Russia, Region:Eurasia, Quantum Physics
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