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Personalities of Physics

  1. Schroedinger (lover)

    2 vote(s)
  2. Feynmann (comedian)

    3 vote(s)
  3. Bohr (serious)

    1 vote(s)
  4. Einstein (eccentric)

    3 vote(s)
  5. Michelson (@sshole)

    1 vote(s)
  6. Heisenberg (nerd)

    2 vote(s)
  7. Newton (repressed closet homosexual)

    1 vote(s)
  1. Apr 10, 2003 #1
    This personality is more fun than Grimmus'! Choose the famous physicist personality that most closely resembles your own.

    P.S. Perhaps one of the worst features of the poll option is that no one discusses their choice. Please, feel free to elaborate on why you see yourself as a Jock, Princess, Brain, Basket Case or Criminal... errr... wait wrong brat pack movie... I mean lover, comedian, serious dude, eccentric, @sshole, nerd or repressed homosexual.

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  3. Apr 11, 2003 #2
    Weren't most of the people in the poll at least slightly eccentric?
  4. Apr 14, 2003 #3
    thanks for refining my poll and making it make soem sense
  5. Apr 14, 2003 #4
    Oh man, now I feel bad.... Sorry I said my poll was better... I was just joking around.
  6. Apr 14, 2003 #5
    Hey look, 10% of the people who answered this poll most closely identify with Newton. It's good to know our statistics match those of the rest of society.

  7. Apr 14, 2003 #6
    this one is tricky for me... im actually all of them rolled into one.
  8. Apr 15, 2003 #7
    but it actualy is better i wrote mine at like 1 am and i had no idea what i was doing

    and i am basicaly everything too except lover and more bunghole, and essantric bt really really crazy
  9. Apr 16, 2003 #8


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    I have no idea about Michelson biography, so I have avoided it even if the *edited for potty-mouth* concept sounds interesting :)
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  10. Apr 16, 2003 #9
    Thinking outside the box? I never even knew there was a box
  11. Apr 16, 2003 #10
    It would be rather interesting to know why Michelson has been classified as an .sshole. A real .sshole was Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, who took the work of his assistant to present it as own work on a conference and later on received the Nobel prize for an idea he had stolen.
  12. Apr 16, 2003 #11
    I will post my reasons for classifying Michelson as an @sshole later... when I get some time to find some references.

    Funny you should mention a stealing-the-Nobel-story. As an undergraduate, I worked for a professor who had designed the apparatus used to detect the binary pulsar which allowed Russell A. Hulse and Joseph H. Taylor, Jr to win the Nobel Prize.

    Now each recipient is only allowed to invite something like seven guests to come with to the awards ceremony. If I remember the story correctly, one of these recipients envited Jocelyn Bell Burnell as a protest to her previous injustice.

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  13. Apr 16, 2003 #12
    There is a slight difference. They used the apparatus, but they did not steal the results and signed them as proper.

    P.S: I'm still curious about Michelson..
  14. Apr 16, 2003 #13
    i polled as an @sshole because i am!
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