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Physics themed dinner

  1. May 23, 2009 #1
    My physicist father is retiring next month and we want to throw him a physics themed dinner. Does anyone have any ideas for food? Or any other tips? This is a family only dinner so there will only be around five people there.
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  3. May 23, 2009 #2
    What branch of physics was he involved in? Or was he maybe a physics professor?
  4. May 23, 2009 #3


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    Serve the wine in Klein bottles.
    Twist the bacon into Mobius bands.

    ah... that's all I've got for now. I'll think on it a bit.
  5. May 23, 2009 #4
    Thanks for the replies!

    He's had a long career... but he's now in industrial physics, and one of his specialties is self repairing materials.

    When I was growing up he was constantly saying 'physics is everywhere' so I reckon anything physics related would be great.
  6. May 23, 2009 #5

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    We had a thread on this topic not too long ago. I tried a search, but couldn't find it.

    But you know...Fig Newtons are a must. And if you are really precise, watch your Sig Fig Newtons.
  7. May 23, 2009 #6
    Maybe Microwave Dinners?

    For a mad scientist theme you could use dried ice for the drinks which will make them look like this...

    And you can make ice cream for dessert using liquid nitrogen. I think you should be able to have a bar of ingredients and mix and serve to order though that may take alot more liquid nitrogen then making a single large batch.
  8. May 24, 2009 #7

    Edit: Won't let me capitalize the whole word, what's up with that?

    Edit 2: Apparently it will when I add more text.
  9. May 24, 2009 #8
    Thanks for the ideas - definitely some food for thought!
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