February 16, 2004

I hang with the science celebrities.

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at February 16, 2004 5:31 PM

I keep seeing articles about this M&M-related physics discovery, but it took me a while to notice that I've actually met one of the scientists involved -- I talked to Paul Chaikin when I visited Princeton as a prospective grad student, and saw firsthand the huge barrel of M&Ms in his office. (I can't recall whether I ate any.) He was a Techer, incidentally; a Darb if I recall correctly. Certainly his was the most interesting lab I looked at during my Princeton tour.

Cutting-edge science commentary from Arcane Gazebo: "Hey, I know that guy!"


Speaking of "Hey, I know that guy!"...

Have you ever seen Hey! It's That Guy! on Fametracker? It's a hoot...

Posted by: Tracy | February 17, 2004 7:25 AM

That's nothin'. Most if not all of my contributions to physics have been inspired as a result of me indulging my fondness for Bombay Sapphire martinis with jalapeno stuffed olives.

Posted by: Dad | February 17, 2004 2:37 PM

i find it amusing that the m&m picture in this story features black m&ms flung out artistically on a vague artsy Space.

Posted by: phi | February 18, 2004 7:15 AM
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