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What is a condensate?

  1. Sep 16, 2014 #1


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    Hi and sorry for lame question. I was watching a video on youtube, Demystifying the Higgs Boson with Leonard Susskind. He talks a lot about condensates when trying to explain how the Higgs field works. Or more precisely the mechanism for how electrons, quarks etc get mass.

    I sort of follow but as I am just an interested layman, I found it difficult to understand the concept.

    Could someone be kind enough to give me the Dummies version please.

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  3. Sep 16, 2014 #2


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    Google for "quantum condensate", see what you find, then come back with more specific questions. Unless we know more about what you do and don't already understand we won't be able to help you fill in the gaps.
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