The language of physics

The language of physics
06/11/19
By Lauren Biron
Word fans, rejoice!
Symmetry is back with another list of 10 common words
that take on a new meaning when spoken by scientists.
Check out the first and second lists,
then take these physics words for a spin, too

https://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/the-language-of-physics

Spin
It’s easy to imagine a spinning planet, ballerina or
quantum particle because all these objects have
concrete geometrical form.

Tunneling
Quantum tunneling is instead a phenomenon in which a particle
can pass through a barrier by Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle

Quintessence
Scientists use the term ‘‘quintessence’’ to discuss the
theoretical idea of an evolving type of dark energy
( Dark energy may be vacuum
https://phys.org/news/2007-01-dark-energy-vacuum.html )