Physicists, like the ancient Greeks, like to gossip about the gods. A few days ago, three physicists* were talking on Twitter** about a review by a fourth physicist, Freeman Dyson, of a biography of one of these gods, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and about his war with another one, John Archibald Wheeler.
Monthly Archives: August 2013
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Monday Night Irish Class, August 19, 2013
Irish Class, August 19, 2013
Rang Gaeilge, 19ú lá Mí na Lúnasa 2013
Imperium sine fine
I sometimes see this license plate on a sports car in the parking lot at my bus stop.
I first read L. Sprague de Camp’s SF classic Lest Darkness Fall (written in 1939) more than 40 years ago. It still has not grown old. Tonight I ran across this passage:
Some of the best maps ignore geography
Life in zero-G
From the transcript of the Apollo 10 Flight
Celebrating France’s First Resistance Fighter
Of course, they are celebrating him now in a Romance rather than a Celtic language.
Actual Queens Regnant. There were six before Cleopatra.
Unlike Cleopatra (Cleopatra VII in the Ptolemaic dynasty), the others seem to have been actual Egyptians.
Monday Night Irish Class, August 5, 2013
Irish Class, August 5, 2013
Rang Gaeilge, 5ú lá Mí na Lúnasa 2013