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The Sciences

Global refrigerator

Cosmic VarianceBy Daniel HolzApril 15, 2009 12:28 AM

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As Sean has mentioned, April is Poetry Month. The event comes with its very own poster, featuring a quote from one of my favorite poems:

Appropriate participation involves not just reading poetry, but trying a hand at composition as well. And what better venue than on a global refrigerator? The half-life of a poem on the refrigerator is fairly short. Magnets have a tendency to drift away if you spend too much time ruminating; it's probably better to aim for a haiku than a sonnet. I've made my contribution (buried somewhere in the image below). I was severely hampered, as the word "quantum" is nowhere to be found. Not even a "black"? How's a physicist supposed to work under such conditions? Someone should make a version with a larger vocabulary.

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