Uncommon publications

  • #1
apostolosdt
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I read about the following publication, claiming to be the shortest ever:
Sommer, Thomas, and Hipple, Phys. Rev. 80, 487 (1950).
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It made me recall another unsual paper by Feynman, containing only a single equation in its main text:

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and I wonder whether other people can recall analogous, uncommon, publications.
 
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anorlunda
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That reminds me of the famous telegram exchange between two people.

query: ?

reply: !
 
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Vanadium 50
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There is a math paper where a probable prime is shown to be composite by publishing its factorization. The wholoe paper is xxxxxx = yyyyyy * zzzzzz,
 
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I'm waiting for the eight ball paper where the proof is:

It is decidedly so.

Maybe Garrett Lisy could use it in his E8 paper someday.
 

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