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2Physics Quote:
"Stars with a mass of more than about 8 times the solar mass usually end in a supernova explosion. Before and during this explosion new elements, stable and radioactive, are formed by nuclear reactions and a large fraction of their mass is ejected with high velocities into the surrounding space. Most of the new elements are in the mass range until Fe, because there the nuclear binding energies are the largest. If such an explosion happens close to the sun it can be expected that part of the debris might enter the solar system and therefore should leave a signature on the planets and their moons." -- Thomas Faestermann, Gunther Korschinek (Read Full Article: "Recent Supernova Debris on the Moon" )

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Feynman on Commemorative Stamp

Richard P. Feynman, the late Nobel laureate and Caltech professor, is
widely regarded as one of the most influential physicists of the 20th
Century. Today United States Post Office has released a commemorative
stamp in honor of this great Physicist of 20th century.

Anyone interested in Modern Physics could never escape reading about
Feynman and his path-breaking works especially on Quantum
Electrodynamics and many other aspects of particle physics. The series
of lectures that he gave to Caltech undergraduates is celebrated as the
most comprehensive account of Modern Physics and if you have not yet
read his autobiography "Surely you are joking, Mr. Feynman" and a
sequel "What do you care what other people say", you must finish those
right now!

We cannot really describe Feynman, his work and his spectacular life in
two or three paragraphs of this posting. So, you may start with those books.Posted by Hello


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