The Physicists’ Ball

An invitation I just received:

After Receiving an Invitation to a Physicists’ Ball:
Volta was electrified and Archimedes was buoyant at the thought.
Ampère was worried he wasn’t up on current research.
Ohm resisted the idea at first.
Boyle said he was under too much pressure.
Hertz promised that in the future he would attend with greater frequency.
Henry begged off due to a low capacity for alcohol.
Pierre and Marie Curie were radiating enthusiasm.
Born thought the probability of enjoying himself is pretty high.
Einstein thought it would be relatively easy to attend.
Heisenberg was uncertain whether he could make it.
Schrödinger had to take his cat to the vet, or did he?
Hawking said he’d try to string enough time together to make a space in his schedule.

In honor of the retirement of Professor Bruce Thomas
You are cordially invited
to attend
The Physicist Ball
Friday, May 5, 2006
Carleton College
Sevy Great Hall
8-10 pm
There will be a short presentation at 8:00 pm followed by an evening of dancing and conversation. Our own social dance physicists and friends will provide dance lessons.
Note: This is an informal formal. Duct tape accessories are optional.

Alas, I will not be able to attend. That weekend is very busy.

Bruce Thomas was one of my favorite professors at Carleton. There will a another party on June 17, and I hope to get down to Northfield then.

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