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I got Simon Singh's The Big Bang for Christmas and like Singh's other books it's an excellent read. I'm halfway through and might crank out a few more book reviews at some point, but in the mean time I have to share another quote:

The second photograph shows a more mature Rutherford with his colleague John Ratcliffe at the Cavendish Laboratory. The TALK SOFTLY PLEASE sign above their heads was aimed at Rutherford, who had a predilection for singing 'Onward Christian Soldiers' at the top of his voice, disturbing the laboratory's sensitive equipment.

(That being Ernest Rutherford, the father of nuclear physics.)

{2012.02.16 - 22:20}


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