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A Coupla Physicists Sittin' Around Talking

15 Mar 2009, 06:14 UTC
A Coupla Physicists Sittin' Around Talking
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There's a lot to celebrate on March 14. For starters, it's Einstein's birthday. It's also International Pi Day, wherein folks around the world gather to honor their favorite irrational number -- hopefully with actual pie a la mode. But it's...There's a lot to celebrate on March 14. For starters, it's Einstein's birthday. It's also International Pi Day, wherein folks around the world gather to honor their favorite irrational number -- hopefully with actual pie a la mode. But it's also Talk Like a Physicist Day! I kid you not. Really, why not talk like a physicist? All the cool kids are doing it:I have some personal stake in the celebration, because I inadvertently launched the idea for such a holiday back in 2006: there's a Talk Like a Pirate Day, after all, and I thought physicists deserved their own special day, too. Thanks to the efforts of Sunny Kalara and a few other notable bloggy physics types, there's now an actual Talk Like a Physicist blog (complete with FAQ).How does one talk like a physicist? Tom at Swans on Tea has some suggestions, as does Sunny. Here's a sampling:
* Order of Magnitude: Use terms like “orders of magnitude” ...

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