TWENTY FACES OF STRING THEORY, ONE UYGHUR PROVERB

Folks, doin’ your taxes, are ya?
Got to pay more money? Got caught in the AMT?
Relax. Take a break. Look at this picture. They’re putting your moneys to good use.
Do the statistics. See if you agree with me!


Faces of String Theory (click to enlarge)
Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:String_theorists

SOME INTERESTING STATISTICS ON STRING THEORISTS:

To be nobeled*: 0/20
Is God: 1/20
Time-travels: 1/20
Nobeled: 2/20
Females: 2/20
Nonwhites: 4/20
Beards: 3/20
Shook hands with a King: 3/20
Bespectacleds: 4/20
Worried looks: 4/20
Pretty faces*: 6/20
Smileys: 10/20
Believes in God: 19/20
Famous names*: 20/20
Seen on TV*: 20/20
*guesstimate

UNDERSTANDING THE STRING THEORIST:

Charlie was a fellow graduate student in the physics department. He was – shall we say – a little different. He was doing some type of calculation the whole time – on his own steam and on a continuous basis. From time to time, things used to “fall out of” his calculations: Gravitation, Relativity etc.

One day Charlie came to a professor’s office to discuss the latest thing that fell out. He kept writing on the blackboard, and the professor was trying to follow him. Suddenly, Charlie stopped, listened intently, and put his index finger across his lips: “Shhh….”

The professor was most surprised. Then Charlie explained: “They are coming for me. They have just landed.”

“Who are coming for you?”

“The aliens.”

This is a true story. Charlie is a real name. But I don’t know what became of him. The professor is a friend.

If you take only the first paragraph of the above story, it describes the String Theorist.

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