## What is your greatest achievement in physics?

What personal contribution to the field of physics are you most proud of?

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 Ive solved PIE one time. But damn it anyway, forgot it when i went to tell someone.
 forgive my ignorance -what is PIE?

## What is your greatest achievement in physics?

 Quote by Loren Booda What personal contribution to the field of physics are you most proud of?
I'd say it was the first demonstration of ultra-slow light in a room temperature solid.

But I hope to have even better things to show in the near future.

 My greatest achievement is to teach and inspire students, far brighter than me, who then go on to study Physics at a high level at some of the UKs top Universities. I wish I was as bright as some of the pupils I have taught......
 That's one of my hopes, Adrian.
 I love physics.
 I was pretty happy when i understood F=MA
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 Recognitions: Gold Member Science Advisor 1] Teaching the willing how to tell the difference between fact and fantasy. 2] Explaining the difference to the unwilling... and occasionally suceeding. 3] Creating algorithm for solving Pi to an unlimited number of decimal places - unfortunately it required unlimited computer memory. 4] Proving the law of gravity to my childhood companions by leaping from the porch while wearing a red cape.
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 I found that if you square the number 2.5499146, then square the result of that, then square that result, you have four interesting numbers. Add the largest three, and you have proton mass in electron masses. Add the starting number and you have neutron mass in electron masses. The results match measured values to within about .004 MeV. I was looking into an old idea of Robert Holfstadter of Stanton who won the Nobel Prize for work in hadronic spectra analysis. He proposed a shell structure for the proton and neutron. As far as I know he never published the idea bacause it didn't square with QED. I found out about this from Azimov's publications. Shell 1 mass is 2.5499146 Electron masses Shell 2 mass is 6.50206446729316 Electron masses Shell 3 mass is 42.2768423368363 Electron masses Shell 4 mass is 1787.33139797371 Electron masses
 Sounds like the atomic series (Balmer, Paschen, Brackett or Pfund), where atomic electron ionization energy equals the Rydberg constant over a natural number (1, 2, 3, or 4) squared.
 I have built a Goldberg machine that makes a ham sandwich and puts it into a lunch bag with no electric, and no outside forces. I'm pretty proud of myself. (is it obvious?) Oh, and I did this on my own, with no help.
 I do not know if you count electronics as physics (I do ) , but I once had the priviledge of holding up the whole of the Jakarta satellite communication system whilst Me and a partner developed a key ( and missing) piece of equipment - which after a few disasters worked -- for which Hughes Aircrcraft flew us out by private jet to Catalina Island for Buffalo burgers -- a burger never tasted so good . Also my advice do not go to Catalina by jet -- the runway is awful short and braketed by cliffs at both ends -- you may not be able to eat lunch. !! Ray.
 Recognitions: Homework Help Science Advisor Totally serious here (which is perhaps sad): I came up with a mnemonic so my students can remember the regions of the electromagnetic spectrum in order of increasing frequency. It features a story involving this totally sick skateboarder named Mike who gets all excited when he hears the x-games are coming to a nearby city, and this year they are gonna be harsh! Tickets are all sold out so he's bummed. THen his friend comes up and says that he got two ticket and Mike is psyched. But dude, "I'm taking my girlfriend" says his friend and Mike is again bummed out. (The story is not really important, but here's the moral): Radical Mike inferred he could see the ultraviolent x games. (see it?) radio micro infrared visible UV X gamma Well, I do what I can.