Finally, 2017 is drawing to a close. I can’t say that it was one of the better years to look back at. This is why I’m not going to do any “2017 in …”, but just post a few pictures from September to December 2017 (months I did not blog).
The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for the detection of gravitational waves!!!
“While from the outside, it may seem surprising that this Nobel Prize was awarded a scant 2 years after the discovery of gravitational waves (often, Nobel Prizes are awarded many years after discoveries), for the three laureates, it actually comes at the culmination of decades of effort. LIGO may have only recently detected gravitational waves, but its journey to doing so began nearly 45 years ago.”
From ‘Nobel Prize awarded to LIGO Founders‘ Caltech News Release
A Literary Moment:
Statues of Robert Burns and Walter Scott, in Central Park, Manhattan.
The snow is here
Rutgers University, New Jersey
I felt the Nobel Prize in Physics for LIGO was a well deserved award. Decades of work both theoretical and experimental laid the groundwork for this wonderful achievement. I watched a video of the acceptance speeches by the three. It was inspiring.
The Walter Scott photo reminded me of a huge memorial to him that we saw in Edinburgh a year ago last September. It towers above the heart of the city. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Monument
May you have an interesting and positive 2018. Peace.
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no wonder that the statue reminded you of the Scott Monument. According to Central Park website
“In celebration of the centennial of Sir Walter Scott’s birth, a group of prominent Scottish citizens arranged for the placement of this sculpture in Central Park. They selected John Steell (1804-1891), a renowned sculptor from Edinburgh, to create a bronze replica of his marble of Scott (1845), the first such monument to a Scot to be created by a native artist.”
Something I found out today from wikipedia is that 15-years-old Walter Scott met Robert Burns in a literary salon in Edinburgh in 1786.
The Nobel Price awarded for gravitational waves was heartwarming.
A happy 2018 to you and your family.
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