Posts tagged brookhaven national lab
The corrugated steel wall of an atom smasher.
Justin captures the strange industrial feeling of this place pretty perfectly. Every detail here still feels fascinating to me. I hope I never lose the feeling of wanting to pay attention to the literal nuts and bolts of Brookhaven.
• How wide is the Milky Way?
• That’s the first law of thermodynamics! [said in a really exasperated voice]
• Well, color-glass condensate IS really cool.
Love ya, Brookhaven.
Messages from a Time-Traveling Physicist
Justin and I had this weird exchange this morning. Sometimes working at the Lab is just the strangest:
Justin: I got a series of emails this morning from a Russian physicist, entirely in Russian, with 21 attachments of article scans. I can’t know what it means.
Chels: The only thing I can think is that a Russian dude who works/worked here got published? In Russia?
Justin: Yeah, but all the documents appear to be from 2005. I’ll never know.
Chels: Oh yeah. Maybe he’s a time traveler? Trying desperately to tell you something before he has to go back to 2005.
We’re pretty sure that’s what’s going on here. At least the cover of the journal is cool looking, right?