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Can a physicist be fat?

  1. No

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  2. yes

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  3. partially

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  4. cannot say anything

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  5. this is non sense question

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  1. May 17, 2009 #1
    Hi guys this topic is little strange but i am asking it because i had this in my brain long time ago.you know to become great Physicist the indiviual should spend time spending in the books , labs , discussions etc.They are involved in mind aching topics thinking every logical and creative aspects.So they likely they use more energy for brain than becoming fat.Moreover they are mostly worryfull persons hanging in their subjects and egoes(i think)
    They neither spend time in exercise neglecting the chances of being body builder
    here guys i am asking you people to tell if you have any physicist like fat and heavy buillt(because I have not seen one)???
    or do you want comment my reason ehy physicist cannot be fat and heavy built
    Guys every comment is welcome
     
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  3. May 17, 2009 #2

    Vanadium 50

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    Re: poll:can physicist be fat and heavy body built????????

    I see a lot of stereotypes, prejudice and unverified supposition in that question.
     
  4. May 17, 2009 #3

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    Re: poll:can physicist be fat and heavy body built????????

    Yes, some can be fat. But not all may be for the reason stated.

    However, not every physicist is fat. Most are not. I can say they would eat less as they are more focused on their work thus are not fat.

    ... There are two sides to a coin.
     
  5. May 17, 2009 #4
    Re: poll:can physicist be fat and heavy body built????????

    Boltzmann was not exactly fat, but he was on the heavy side.

    http://www.scientific-web.com/en/Physics/Biographies/images/BoltzmannGroup.jpg [Broken]
    Boltzmann is right in the center seated behind the small table.

    I can't think of anyone else.
     
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  6. May 17, 2009 #5

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    Re: poll:can physicist be fat and heavy body built????????

    Facial hair looks to have been quite the vogue, besides some hearty eating.
     
  7. May 17, 2009 #6
    Re: poll:can physicist be fat and heavy body built????????

    Yes. I suppose Einstein was the last of the great physicists with facial hair. I can't think of any others.
     
  8. May 17, 2009 #7
    Re: poll:can physicist be fat and heavy body built????????

    Astronuc or Borek for instance.
     
  9. May 17, 2009 #8
    Re: poll:can physicist be fat and heavy body built????????

    Of course! What was I thinking?!?
     
  10. May 17, 2009 #9

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    Re: poll:can physicist be fat and heavy body built????????

    I thought it was Oliver who was on the Heaviside. yuck yuck yuck :tongue2:
     
  11. May 17, 2009 #10
    Re: poll:can physicist be fat and heavy body built????????

    Don't exercise? A few of my profs hike every weekend and stay in excellent shape. I also know of one who is really into weight training. I wouldn't call myself a physicist just yet, but I hit the gym 4 days a week.

    I'm thinking of all of my physics profs and can't think of a single one that's overweight actually... Strange.
     
  12. May 17, 2009 #11

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    Re: poll:can physicist be fat and heavy body built????????

    What? this question is ridiculous. Do you believe physicists are another kind of species? physicists are human!, and thus exist in any "flavor" possible to humans.
     
  13. May 17, 2009 #12

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    Re: poll:can physicist be fat and heavy body built????????

    I voted that it's a nonsense question. Too many erroneous assumptions to mean anything.
     
  14. May 17, 2009 #13
    Re: poll:can physicist be fat and heavy body built????????

    Heaviside.jpg

    He was just a fat wannabe: wore clothes a couple sizes too big for him.
     
  15. May 17, 2009 #14
    Re: poll:can physicist be fat and heavy body built????????

    And just how many physicists have you tasted?
     
  16. May 17, 2009 #15

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    Re: poll:can physicist be fat and heavy body built????????

    I have a professor who I'm fairly certain is a hitman on the side. Gotta be in shape for that.

    There have been a few weird as hell questions about physicists lately. It's as if people think there's a certain gene all physicists have that made they predestined to be physicists and that we all have common properties that can be deciphered such as how they interact with their significant others or how much they weigh. If only James Bond was a former physicist we wouldn't have to deal with these questions. Every poll could be answered "See James Bond".
     
  17. May 17, 2009 #16
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    In my sample, there is definitely an anomaly in belly size correlating with age and country of origin. Sorry to divulge that elder russians apparently still tend to drink. They nevertheless perform very good. Also, I recently became aware that one of them, whom I can meet running in the park quite often, is over 70 years old. Not only his belly is flat, but he looks quite younger.
     
  18. May 17, 2009 #17

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    Re: poll:can physicist be fat and heavy body built????????

    Now that fits with the physicist stereotype much better than anything posted in the OP. :tongue:
     
  19. May 17, 2009 #18
    Re: poll:can physicist be fat and heavy body built????????

    You tasted a 70 year old Russian jogger?
     
  20. May 17, 2009 #19
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    I'm close to overdose actually.
     
  21. May 17, 2009 #20

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    Re: poll:can physicist be fat and heavy body built????????

    A 70 yr old Russian jogger is probably very salty. :tongue:
     
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