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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:46 PM
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One of my former professors is getting the Nobel Prize!
Quantum trio share Nobel physics prize
Tuesday, October 7, 2003 Posted: 9:22 AM EDT (1322 GMT)

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (CNN) -- Alexei Abrikosov, Anthony Leggett and Vitaly Ginzburg have won the 2003 Nobel Prize in physics for their contributions to two areas of quantum physics -- superconductivity and superfluidity -- which shed light on the outlandish properties of matter at extremely low temperatures.

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Tony Leggett was one of my professors when I was a physics grad student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He taught one of the quantum mechanics classes I took, and sat on my qualifying exam committee.

I wish I could say that I had something to do with his research, but my research interests were elsewhere...

Hooray for Tony! :toast:
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:52 PM
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1. That is pretty bad ass
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:55 PM
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2. Well, great
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 04:56 PM by Sequoia
I bet your pleased.

Speaking of phsyics, here's a title of a book I just started to read:

"The Quantum and the Lotus: A Journey to the Frontiers Where Science and Buddhism Meet"
by Matthieu Ricard, Trinh Xuan Thuan, Xuan Thuan Trinh

I wish I had the IQ to comprehend it more but I'll keep chiping away at my brain like the rain does to rock.
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DrWeird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:01 PM
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3. When do they announce chemistry?
I think it's a toss up between Evans and Grubbs.
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Laszlo_Hollyfeld Donating Member (105 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:16 PM
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4. You have to think, though
that his name appearing in your education section will look REALLY good on your resume.
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