New Einstein Theory Discovered

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Re: New Einstein Theory Discovered
« Reply #1 on: 04/11/2005 20:54:14 »
Interesting, but it didn't really say a lot. I'd like to know more.

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Re: New Einstein Theory Discovered
« Reply #2 on: 05/11/2005 11:43:51 »
Sounds like a paper on Bose-Einstein Condensates, which from the name indicates that it was known to have something to do with einstien. I think it is probably interesting but not a new theory.

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Re: New Einstein Theory Discovered
« Reply #3 on: 05/11/2005 21:19:03 »
Yes, perhaps a "theory" only in its title.  I did find out a bit more--The paper predicted that at temperatures near absolute zero around 273 degrees below zero Celsius or around 460 degrees below zero Fahrenheit particles in a gas can reach a state of such low energy that they clump together in one larger "mono-atom."

The idea was developed in collaboration with Indian physicist Satyendra Nath Bose and the then-theoretical state of matter was dubbed a Bose-Einstein condensation.

In 1995, University of Colorado at Boulder scientists Eric Cornell and Carl Wiemann created such a condensation using a gas of the element rubidium and were awarded the Nobel prize for physics in 2001, together with Wolfgang Ketterle of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Re: New Einstein Theory Discovered
« Reply #4 on: 06/11/2005 01:59:52 »
DrPraetoria - But what does it mean? Does such a state of matter have any theoretical uses? Does it add anything useful to our understanding of matter?

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« Reply #5 on: 06/11/2005 21:35:28 »
As you know, many such theories at first sight, seem to be inconsequential (special relativity, etc.  as an example).  So, who knows.

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