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Hans Kristian Eriksen



Joined: 25 Sep 2004
Posts: 57
Affiliation: ITA, University of Oslo

PostPosted: November 13 2006  Reply with quote

I'm going to give a talk on this year's Nobel prize in two weeks to non-physicists, and was hoping people here could help me out – are there any good collections of fun cosmology (or physics) quotes and/or cartoons out there somewhere? I've found a few, but more is always better :-)

Thanks!
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Anze Slosar



Joined: 24 Sep 2004
Posts: 204
Affiliation: Brookhaven National Laboratory

PostPosted: November 13 2006  Reply with quote

My talk about nobel prize winners, given to general physicists audience (rahter than general public) can be found here

http://www.slosar.com/aslosar/nobel2.odp

It is in silly slovene, but you can think of it as a collection of images that need caption... ;)
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Charles Shapiro



Joined: 05 Feb 2005
Posts: 24
Affiliation: University of Portsmouth

PostPosted: November 14 2006  Reply with quote

I don't know of any collections, but here's a recent comic
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Boud Roukema



Joined: 24 Feb 2005
Posts: 82
Affiliation: Torun Centre for Astronomy, University of Nicolaus Copernicus

PostPosted: November 14 2006  Reply with quote

There are some good astro/cosmo cartoons among the Far Side series, e.g. pre-COBE era when people were skeptical about predictions going down from 10−3 to 10−4 to 10−5 to .... and technical problems before the final launch was made. As long as you're using a copy for educational/research use, there should be no problem with copyright AFAIK under the fair right principle, though IANAL.
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Alessandro Melchiorri



Joined: 24 Sep 2004
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Affiliation: University of Rome

PostPosted: February 18 2007  Reply with quote

Hi, just found this nice link :

http://www.physics.utah.edu/~mohit/Physics_Cartoons.html

cheers
Ale
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Herve Dole



Joined: 20 Jan 2007
Posts: 3
Affiliation: IAS, Orsay

PostPosted: February 24 2007  Reply with quote

There's also the famous quote from Lev Landau
"Cosmologists are often in error, but never in doubt" that we all
know about... ;-) Yeah, that's too easy.
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