Friday, September 25, 2015

Physics Humor

A quark, a neutrino, and a Higgs boson walk into a bar ...

I love physics humor. Here is a wonderful example from The Arrogance of Physics, a poem by John Koethe, distinguished professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 

And on the order of the very small: time passes
As your twin ages, while you remain perpetually young -- 
Though a lot of good it does you, existing as you do
At no place in particular, smeared out everywhere
Until someone sees you and your wave packet collapses.

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