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Hans Kristian Eriksen
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Post by Hans Kristian Eriksen » November 13 2006

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!

Anze Slosar
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Post by Anze Slosar » November 13 2006

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... ;)

Charles Shapiro
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Boud Roukema
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Post by Boud Roukema » November 14 2006

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.

Alessandro Melchiorri
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Post by Alessandro Melchiorri » February 18 2007

Hi, just found this nice link :

http://www.physics.utah.edu/~mohit/Phys ... toons.html

cheers
Ale

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Post by Herve Dole » February 24 2007

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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