Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Quantum Quartet

I made some drawings recently. For no particular purpose, really, other than to distract myself.






And here is the joker:


28 comments:

Brian Clegg said...

A bit disappointed there's no Dirac... any particular reason for the two 't's at the end of quartet?

Euphonium said...

Demonstrating both hemispheres are well developed.

Uncle Al said...

Bei einer Katze sind vier Büstenhalter erforderlich!

Sabine Hossenfelder said...

Brian,

Thanks for pointing out the typo, fixed that.

Matthew Rapaport said...

A woman of many talents. Not at all surprising.

JimV said...

If only such cards were as common and as valued as those of sports people ... it would be a better world. As in, "I'll trade you a Feynman and a Wheeler for an Einstein."

Phenomenal Insañe said...

Where is Dirac

Phillip Helbig said...

The others are OK---Bohr is quite good, actually---but Heisenberg looks rather creepy.

Unknown said...

You are talented! The 'why no' list could be endless. Why no Born? Why no Einstein?

FunnyBunny said...

Wow...quite talented. Have you tried art without a computer?

John Anderson said...

I read Schrödinger was a real party animal. So that may explain Schrödinger's Katzenjammer which is a better description of his paradox for the rest of us in any case.

Unknown said...

"Quartett" is ok spelling too -- and looks more Germanic. Yes, pls put Dirac in place of Pauli -- exclude the latter, on principle... Compared with these greats and their meaningful breakthroughs, modern day string theorists should be the jokers :)

Sabine Hossenfelder said...

Phillip,

Thanks for the feedback, will look at Heisenberg again.

Sabine Hossenfelder said...

FunnyBunny,

I used to paint, oil & acrylics. Earned some money with that as a student, but that was 20 years ago or so.

Emmanuel Moulay said...

Can be added to this beautiful quartet of founding fathers of QM a second one with Albert Einstein, Paul Dirac, Max Planck and Louis de Broglie.

naivetheorist said...

JimV- a Feynman and a Wheeler for an 'old' Einstein' might be a fair trade but for a 'young' Einstein, you'd have to include, at the very least, a Schrodinger.

SG said...

nice, however 'Brag Rights' too brief for these quantum titans, I would also suggest card counting by halves, and another typo 'polyamory'

Sabine Hossenfelder said...

SG,

Thanks for catching this, I fixed the typo. I was looking for some brief "category" to put on the cards, but didn't want to exclude non-Nobelprize-winners from the outset, hence the brag rights.

Fizeg said...

Frankly I would write for Heisenberg's brag rights something like that:
Re-invented matrices because was ignorant of them
Was making the Bomb for Nazis and failed miserably (yeah, that's something to brag about)

No mention of wave equation for Schrodinger??? Frankly when I was young I heard about his wave equation and learned about the cat rather late. Possibly some bias on my side but still, only cat and polyamory...

If one compares Pauli with other cards perhaps Pauli effect should be placed to the brag rights and Pauli principle to the most famous achievement.

Koenraad Van Spaendonck said...

They should be distributed in highschools, beats a Pikachu everytime. Nice work.

Phillip Helbig said...

"Thanks for the feedback, will look at Heisenberg again."

Don't look too closely or he will start to move. :-)

He reminds me a bit of Howdy Doody.

FunnyBunny said...

Any portraits of an artist as a young lady?

Pfogle said...

May we assume that the last card is an homage to Dirac?

andrew said...

Awesome. Especially #4 and the Joker. The anti-cat and the cat.

Sabine Hossenfelder said...

Funny,

Not sure what you mean. I have photos of some of my old paintings here.

Nyrath said...

These cards could be used to play Eleusis, an educational game that simulates the scientific method and teaches inductive logic.

Patrick Dennis said...

I wonder what the backs of these cards would look line, since one would no doubt need to turn each card twice to see the face once again!

thedeemon said...

Pauli looks like Weinberg here.