Today, you are a member of… Supercool

becOn June 4th 1924, Dr. Satyendra Nath Bose – a Calcutta born physicist having a drag of a time getting published – penned a letter that begins, “Respected Sir, I have ventured to send you the accompanying article for your perusal and opinion.” The respected sir was Dr. Albert Einstein and the aforementioned article was Bose’s attempt at a statistical derivation of Planck’s Law that eventually predicted a novel state of matter: the Bose-Einstein Condensate. A BE condensate is not a solid, liquid, or gas in the classical phasic sense, but a gas or fluid that, in the process of being supercooled to temperatures near absolute zero bypasses the uniform order of the solid state. At that point the party starts, with the gas or liquid going Miles Davis, forgetting all about the individuation of quantum identity, its atoms merging into one stable superatom and acting in a single spontaneous amorphous state. This week if you want get your supercool on, members will remember: solids are for squares and rejection is relative.

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