Niels Bohr: Physicist Who Took a Quantum Leap

Born today was Niels Bohr

Who the atom's innards did explore.

His model had electrons run

Like planets round a nuclear sun.

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  • Quantum physics and poetry, a great headline, too--beautifully done!

  • Thanks, WG. Some would tell you that quantum physics is poetry.

  • Yes, didn't Niels Bohr compare language of physics to poetry--creating images and connections....

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    WG, there's even a book written by Leon Lederman called "Quantum Physics for Poets".

  • What about "Poetry for Physicists?"

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    You might be in tune with Geoff Peterson. In honor of the Nobel Prize, for the last two nights he has been doing physics and chemistry jokes.

    The best one, but I'm not yet giving the punch line:

    "Why can't you trust an atom?"

  • In reply to jack:

    Because some of its reactions might be explosive?

  • In reply to jack:

    Sorry not to get back here sooner. That's a good question--because of its uncertainty?

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    No. "Because they make up everything."

    Geoff isn't as deep as you two.

    He also said that he tells chemistry jokes periodically. But his one about photons not needing room service because they travel light seemed more like physics.

  • I would never have guessed that. Travel light, I like that!

    Here's one from Pi Day (March 14). I asked if there was any connection between the election of the new Pope on March 13 and the announcement of the discovery of the Higgs Boson on March 14.

    AW--" What do the Pope and the Higgs boson have in common? Mass."

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