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:

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

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  2. Demonstrating both hemispheres are well developed.

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  3. Bei einer Katze sind vier Büstenhalter erforderlich!

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  4. Brian,

    Thanks for pointing out the typo, fixed that.

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  5. A woman of many talents. Not at all surprising.

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  6. 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."

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

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

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

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  10. 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.

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  11. "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 :)

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  12. Phillip,

    Thanks for the feedback, will look at Heisenberg again.

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  13. FunnyBunny,

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

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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.

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

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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.

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

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  20. "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.

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  21. Any portraits of an artist as a young lady?

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

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

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

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  25. 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!

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  26. Pauli looks like Weinberg here.

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