Origin of bosonafter S. N. Bose (1894-1974), Indian physicist + -on
Origin of bosonAfterSatyendra Nath Bose
- (physics) A particle with totally symmetric composite quantum states, which exempts them from the Pauli exclusion principle, and that hence obeys Bose–Einstein statistics. They have integer spin. Among them are many elementary particles, and some (gauge bosons) are known to carry the fundamental forces. Compare fermion.
From SN Bose (Indian physicist) + -on.
- (obsolete) A boatswain.
Contraction of boatswain.