28 March 2013

Tagliatelle, not spaghetti, and spin-statistics

Yesterday I received a tip pointing me to this page with animations. This time, the animations on Schiller's site are not about spaghetti, but about tagliatelle, the band-shaped noodles from Italy.

The videos show: tagliatelle are a model for spin 1/2 particles; and, tagliatelle are a model for fermions too! The videos are worth watching. I did not know that tagliatelle are fermions.

The obsession with long noodles seems unavoidable in Schiller's work. But why is he now departing from spaghetti?

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