October 20, 2005

i halved the fine structure cons*BOOM*

"because that's what we do at NIST; we adjust the fundamental constants" -bill phillips, PHYS721

the nobel prize in physics: worldwide recognition, a million dollars, and some knobs to twiddle? (i want to say they're god knobs, but maybe that's dirty?)

also "just like there's a fundamental relation in quantum mechanics between position and momentum, there's a fundamental relation in life between truth and brevity" -bp


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