A subatomic particle, such as a photon, that has zero or integral spin and follows the statistical description given by S. N. Bose and Einstein.
- The two farthest-reaching bosons are the graviton, the gauge boson for gravity, and the photon, the gauge boson for electromagnetism.
- The photon, a boson, has a fermion partner called the photino.
- The Pauli exclusion principle does not apply, however, to particles with integral spin, known as bosons, such as photons.
For editors and proofreaders
Definition of boson in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.