1. To a fermion, crowded parties are more than just a perturbation; they are a violation.

  2. Thank you!

    I was beginning to despair over all the cricket chirping re this comic.

    I have always thought that bosons are the party animals of the particle world. They really like to congregate in their humble abode ground state (Bose-Einstein condensation), which gives us cool new phenomena like superfluidity and superconductivity.

    In contrast, fermions act as the antisocial a$$holes of the particle world, in that they don’t really tolerate any likes of themselves around (the Pauli exclusion principle, see cool gifs of Fermi hole). But, as you say, they can’t help it — crowded fermion parties are a true violation!

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