Physics milestones of the past 50 years
February 27, 2008 7:28 AM   Subscribe

Physical Review Letters' 50th anniversary retrospective promises to be an interesting survey of the physics landscape for the past half-century.
posted by Wolfdog (6 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
This is awesome. That is all.
posted by Loto at 10:54 AM on February 27, 2008

All these advances in science and I still can't buy a hoverboard!
posted by Large Marge at 11:34 AM on February 27, 2008

"In this highly cited and frequently downloaded Letter, Zabusky and Kruskal examine the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam-Tsingou "

Wait, I know this one: it's where the eigenstates of spaghetti and hot sauce combine to generate a weapon of unbeleivable destructive power that must be maximised to deter soviet aggression at all costs?
posted by lalochezia at 11:53 AM on February 27, 2008

The second letter in 1961 is one I personally like because I had the experience as an undergrad of using that very apparatus with Dr. Deaver himself as a lab. It's just cool to see it again in this context.
posted by apathy0o0 at 11:59 AM on February 27, 2008

They need to get cracking on the next 50 years. I already know what happened.
posted by Eideteker at 6:40 PM on February 27, 2008

Outstanding post, Wolfdog.
posted by neuron at 9:17 PM on February 27, 2008

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