Quasiparticles

1930-2014

Quasiparticles

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Felix Bloch, Yakov Frenkel, Paul Dirac, Igor Tamm, Lev Landau, Ettore Majorana, Lars Onsager, Kirill Tolpygo, David Pines, David Bohm, Leon Cooper, Tony Skyrme, Robert B. Laughlin, Horst Ludwig Störmer, Daniel Tsui, Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, Joaquin Mazdak Luttinger, Jeroen van den Brink, Daniel I. Khomskii, George Sawatzky quantum mechanics

Quasiparticles

Sums of fundamentals

Emergence

All things seem to result from sums of smaller things. An apple, for example, is the sum of materials contributed by the apple tree. But once it exists, it has its own qualities and its own development. Similarly, every “particle” is a part of something larger.

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