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Old 2021-03-06, 19:29   #2872
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Thanks for the links!
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Old 2021-03-06, 19:49   #2873
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Thanks for the links!

My pleasure. I wonder if this belongs to a more specific thread, since it's not only science but certainly math and seems to be related to number theory. (don't dare to classify it any further)
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Old 2021-03-09, 18:59   #2875
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The Universe Might Be One Big Neural Network, Study Finds
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Old 2021-03-09, 20:01   #2876
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What I find interesting about this is that the Sci-Fi series Babylon 5 had a race, the Minbari, whose main religion was based upon the concept that the universe is conscious.
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Old 2021-03-25, 18:15   #2878
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Physicist, yes, but first is arguable.

A whole bunch of women did ground-breaking work in astrophysics decades earlier. Annie Jump Cannon and Henrietta Swan Levitt are only two out of several.
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Old 2021-03-25, 19:18   #2879
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Physicist, yes, but first is arguable.

A whole bunch of women did ground-breaking work in astrophysics decades earlier. Annie Jump Cannon and Henrietta Swan Levitt are only two out of several.
I think the author of the article meant it as "First Lady (to the President/Nobel prize winners)", an often forgotten person. The wording also indicates this, because otherwise "First Woman" would be more applicable.
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Old 2021-03-26, 00:24   #2880
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I think the author of the article meant it as "First Lady (to the President/Nobel prize winners)", an often forgotten person. The wording also indicates this, because otherwise "First Woman" would be more applicable.
The author only used it in the title with no explanation. The USPS did not use that term.

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Physicist, yes, but first is arguable.
Maybe it is a case of bad punctuation.

U.S. Postage Stamp Will Honor the First "Lady of Physics".
In the comments by USPS officials they indicated that they hope to issue more stamps honouring scientists and with an emphasis on diversity. So she would be first in the category "Ladies of Physics".

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Old 2021-03-26, 13:04   #2881
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The portrait on the stamp as shown here bears a striking resemblance to the cover illustration of Madame Wu Chien-Shiung: The First Lady of Physics Research by Tsai-Chien Chiang.
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Narrating the well-lived life of the "Chinese Madame Curie" - a recipient of the first Wolf Prize in Physics (1978), the first woman to receive an honorary doctorate from Princeton University, as well as the first female president of the American Physical Society - this book provides a comprehensive and honest account of the life of Dr Wu Chien-Shiung, an outstanding and leading experimental physicist of the 20th century.

Hardcover, 300 pages
Published November 1st 2013 by World Scientific Publishing Company (first published February 2nd 2012)
ISBN 9814374849
ISBN13 9789814374842
[W.C. Fields voice]It must be a coincidence...[/W.C. Fields voice]

EDIT: Just to be clear, "the First Lady of Physics" was an honorific nickname bestowed on Chien-Shiung Wu during her lifetime. She was also known as "Queen of Nuclear Research" and "the Chinese Madame Curie."

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Old 2021-03-30, 20:15   #2882
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Have you guys heard about the possible Large Hadron Collider physics discovery? I guess it'll be a few months before there's any official paper, they want to get that special odds number up past 5 before they claim it as an actual discovery. Sorry I can't remember the right word.

I'm only half-joking when I say,"Is my flying car finally going to become a reality?" I honestly have no idea what this fifth force actually does, if it exists.
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