Skip to comments.Mystery object caused by spontaneous symmetry breaking revealed
Posted on 06/10/2021 4:16:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Hiromitsu Takeuchi, a lecturer at the Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, and a researcher at the Nambu Yoichiro Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (NITEP), has theoretically identified the nature of a mysterious topological defect produced by the recently discovered non-equilibrium time evolution of spontaneous symmetry breaking (SSB). Since the SSB realized in this system is like the SSB that has been known to occur in isotropic superconductors and superfluid 4He, it was expected to produce topological defects with vortex-like properties in the fluid, called quantum vortices. However, the topological defect observed in this experiment has a structure that bore little resemblance to the previously mentioned SSB, and its physical properties have been shrouded in mystery. In this research, the idea of applying the Joukowski transform, which is used to calculate the lift of airplane wings, to quantum vortices was introduced for the first time, and the analysis revealed that the most stable state of this mysterious topological defect is a new topological defect called a quantum elliptic vortex. The results of this research were published online in Physical Review Letters, considered to be one of the most prestigious journals in the field of physics.
A time- and space-dependent function called a "field" is commonly used to describe the properties of physical systems in which SSB occurs. If the motion of the field can be calculated, the behavior of the system can be predicted. However, the calculation is generally difficult because the degrees of freedom of the field are infinite.
One effective way to describe the complex motion of a field is to represent the degrees of freedom of an object floating in it, called a topological defect. The field around the "core" of a topological defect has a certain structure.
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Socks, remotes, and car keys hardest hit.
I feel very stupid now. Thanks.
Surprisingly, reading glasses do not seem affected.
I was going to say that...
“I feel very stupid now. Thanks.”
Remember that one of the most brilliant physicists of all, Richard Feynman, when speaking of quantum mechanics said, “I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.”
The only choice is to use the math, get answer(s) and after (even as nonsensical as they seem) prove correct, just keep calm and carry on.
My neighbor and I were just talking about this
while we were having a few beers at my firepit.
We finally decided ... “well, it depends”.
They’ve opened a Portal! Run!
Is this related to the Chrysler Turbo Encabulator?
Now and again some prankster will submit a “scientific paper” filled with nonsense and gobbledygook, just to see if it would be accepted.
This sounds like one of them (although it’s almost certainly not).
This explains these darned UFO sightings! This is a breakthrough.
My friends and I frequently discuss this subject, but we dismissed the Joukowski transform, as not relevant to the standard model. 😵💫
I remember talking about it at recess with the other kids in sixth grade decades ago...
So ... we’re all going to die?
If you think the written description is obstruse, you should see the math.
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