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Famous physicists related to famous entertainers

  1. Nov 24, 2005 #1
    Are there any examples (besides the obvious one) of a famous physicist who was a blood relative of a famous entertainer?
     
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  3. Nov 25, 2005 #2
    The "obvious" one isn't obvious to me. Who are you talking about?
     
  4. Nov 25, 2005 #3

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    What about Walter Heisenberg, whose stepmum was Julia Roberts' auntie Mabel?

    Or John Cleese, whose daughter married Robert Oppenheimer's little sister's granddaughter Mary?
     
  5. Nov 25, 2005 #4

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    Does Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron, count ?
     
  6. Nov 25, 2005 #5
    Um, the one you might have been able to guess from my screen name. Doesn't ring any bells?

    By the way, the ones people gave (were some of those just jokes?) are absolutely ridiculous compared to the one which I said is obvious. Two of those three aren't even blood relatives. Although the last one is pretty interesting. I think I've heard of her at one time or another, but I didn't know she was Lord Byron's daughter.

    I probably should have phrased the question more broadly, to include mathematicians and other scientists.
     
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  7. Nov 25, 2005 #6
    I don't get it. You're saying Alfred Nobel was related to Seabiscuit?
     
  8. Nov 25, 2005 #7

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    :rofl: :rofl:

    Zoob, Olivia Newton John is Max Born's grandkid.
     
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  9. Nov 25, 2005 #8
    And she owns Seabiscuit?
     
  10. Nov 25, 2005 #9

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    No, but she once had a thing with the Black Stallion, and once she went black...
     
  11. Nov 25, 2005 #10
    Speaking of famous black sheep, looks who's third cousin twice removed I discovered moonlighting as a biographer:
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    (This is an authentic scan of an actual book! Not photoshopped.)
     
  12. Nov 25, 2005 #11

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    pronounced Ein-SHTEEN, of course.
     
  13. Nov 25, 2005 #12
    Yes!!!

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  14. Nov 25, 2005 #13
    Anyway, you meant to say she's Newton's grandkid didn't you? I mean her name's not Olivia Born John, is it?
     
  15. Nov 25, 2005 #14

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    Alfred ! :eek: Ha, a writer, eh...who's gonna fall for that one ?! :rolleyes:
     
  16. Nov 25, 2005 #15
    Dirichlet was married to Mendelssohn's sister.

    I guess he's not exactly a physicist though.
     
  17. Nov 25, 2005 #16
    What? Oh, you're right! I thought from the cover Mozart's third cousin twice removed had written a biography of Alfred, but the book does seem to be about Mozart.
     
  18. Nov 26, 2005 #17
    Um, zoobyshoe, Seabiscuit died before ONJ was born. Isaac Newton's grandkids (if he had any) would have also died long before she was born.
     
  19. Nov 26, 2005 #18
    A fact from which I deduce you, yourself, are not ONJ's noble steed, Seabiscuit, but a poseur.
    That's obvious. What's not obvious is how anyone can deduce a relationship to any physicist other than Newton from the name Olivia Newton John.

    I still have no idea where the horse comes in.
     
  20. Nov 26, 2005 #19

    Gokul43201

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    Guess you've never heard the ballad for ONJ's steed, composed by that charismatic yodeler, Blues Steelspring - I think it was called "Born to run"...
     
  21. Nov 26, 2005 #20
    I'm familiar with most of his stuff. Didn't he write "Little Weird, Purple Houses"? Or was that John Cootie Mellonhead?

    Anyway, maybe she changed it to Newton after realizing Olivia Born John was too suggestive of sex change surgery.
     
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