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2Physics Quote:
"Eckhard D. Falkenberg, who found evidence of an annual oscillation in the beta-decay rate of tritium, was either the first or one of the first to propose that some beta-decay rates may be variable. He suggested that the beta-decay process may be influenced by neutrinos, and attributed the annual variation to the varying Earth-Sun distance that leads to a corresponding variation in the flux of solar neutrinos as detected on Earth. Supporting evidence for the variability of beta-decay rates could be found in the results of an experiment carried out at the Brookhaven National Laboratory."
-- Peter A. Sturrock, Ephraim Fischbach, Jeffrey D. Scargle

(Read Full Article: "Indications of an Influence of Solar Neutrinos on Beta Decays"
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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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